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Datacolor Spyder 3 Pro Display Calibration Hardware & Software for Professional Photographers and Studios, English

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About Datacolor

Serious photographers and creative pros require a high degree of color accuracy; from capturing images, to digital editing and printing, Spyder3Pro delivers. This third generation colorimeter comes equipped with new state-of-the-art optical design and photo-centric user interface providing accurate, reliable and consistent color.

Spyder3Pro gives you more precise control over white point and gamma, new ReCAL option cuts re-calibration time in half and SpyderProof function brings you a new level of color control to help you save time, money and achieve color excellence.

Datacolor Features

  • Third Generation Spyder Technology: The Spyder3 colorimeter is based on a state-of-the-art optical design, with the industry's only 7 detector color engine and largest light aperture, providing unrivaled performance
  • Elegant Form and Function: A unique fusion of design excellence and functionality, Spyder3 offers a smaller footprint, embedded ambient light sensor and LED indicator. Spyder3's desktop cradle can be used for storage and ambient light monitoring
  • Designed for Photographers: Spyder3 increases light sensitivity 400%. It also features the largest screen sample area or aperture in the industry resulting in improved accuracy on LCD screens and a faster calibration time
  • Super-Fast ReCAL Option: ReCAL option reduces calibration time by more than half allowing you to quickly and easily re-calibrate on a more frequent basis or before any important shoot or post-production project
  • Intelligent Ambient Light Control: Utilizing an embedded high-precision sensor, Spyder3 automatically measures the ambient light within a room for a new level of precision calibration. It provides you with options to change either your studio lighting or display profile if the ambient light changes
  • Photo-Centric User Interface: New software interface is designed for the way photographers think and work. Offers easy navigation for each step of the calibration process. A progress bar indicates your location in the software and is augmented by rich, contextual help
  • 16 Calibration Target Choices: Sixteen user-selected white point and gamma combinations gives you the flexibility to use the photo industry standard, or options to best match your working conditions
  • SpyderProof Function: Evaluate your calibration in before and after mode using four quadrants of thematic photos targeting: Saturated Colors, Skin Tones, Gradients and Black & White. Zoom in on any photo to analyze highlights, shadow detail, color or tonal response
  • Multiple Display Calibration: Conveniently calibrate all the displays on your system, allowing you to do color managed work on any of your screens
  • Display Assistant: Allows you to enter all of the model-specific information for each of your displays and stores them, saving you time on all future calibrations
  • Real-time calibration monitoring: Ensures that your display is color accurate through on-going background checks of calibration and profile settings and lets you know if there is a problem. This feature is especially useful if you have multiple users
  • Cross-platform compatibility: The only calibration products that works efficiently on any computer, Mac OS X or Microsoft Windows XP 32/64, Vista 32/64. Spyder3 software runs on today's popular hardware and software platforms, including Intel based Macintosh systems

Datacolor Specifications

Measurement Device
Datacolor Spyder3
Ambient Light Sensor (Built In)
Yes
Number of Filter/Detector Combination
7 Filter/Detector Technology
Accuracy (x,y typical)
0.0025
Aperture Size
27 mm Diameter
Initial Calibration Time
5 Minutes
Recalibration Time
2.5 Minutes
Ambient Light Shield
2 Inches
Mounting Methods
Universal Suction Cup, Universal
Counterweight and Tripod Mount
Desktop Docking Base w/Tripod Mount
Yes
Computer Connection
USB
Gamma Choices
Unlimited Choices, User Defined
Color Temperature Choices
Unlimited Choices, User Defined
Custom Targets
Yes, unique custom choices (NTSC, PAL/SECAM, Cineon, L-Star)
ICC Profile Support
ICC 2, ICC 4
Ambient Light Measurement
Yes
Re-calibration Wizard
Yes
Expert Console
Yes
Custom B/W Luminance Control
Yes
Display History Utility
Yes
SpyderProof Interface
Yes
Studio Match
Yes
Front Projector Calibration
Yes
Gamma Curve Editing
Yes
Realtime Profile & Calibration Check
Yes
L-Star Workflow Option
Yes
Curves Import Function
Yes
PreciseLight Function
Yes
Precision Gray Axis Algorithm
Yes
Web Registration & Update Checks
Yes
Requirements
Windows 2000, XP 32/64, Vista 32/64
Mac OS X (10.3 or higher)
USB
Color monitor resolution 1024x768 or greater
16-bit video card (24-bit recommended)
128MB of available RAM
100MB of available hard disk space
Physical Dimensions
1.5 in.(D) x 3.5 in.(W) x 4 in.(L)
Warranty
Datacolor 2 year warranty
Mfr #
DCS3P100
SKU
ICVS3P100

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4.3

(based on 45 reviews)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Easy and Quick to use

I'm a professional photographer that primarily shoots tabletop food and product. I just purchased a new laptop and wanted all my computers color balance to match. The Spyder 3 Pro is used and recommended by several of my design clients and they were right it's very quick and easy to use. I would highly recommend this product to any professional or serious amateur who wants consistency across the board. Well worth the low cost and high performance.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not Great

The initial on screen instructions are in some oriental script, so I had to guess what the first move was. After following the onscreen instructions and "calibrating" my monitor all my images appear under exposed and very flat. There seems to be a bit of a blue cast also.

Reviewed by 45 customers

 
4.0

Finally Consistency in screen and prints

By

Monthly at a minimum and whenever I am working on new files, touching up or printing, I calibrate my monitor.

 
5.0

Very satisfied

By

I've used the product across multiple computers (both Mac and PC - but could only choose one from the list) with multiple monitors and find it VERY easy to use. The price is perfect and it's so straightforward and fast.

 
4.0

Simple and easy to use

By

Very easy to set up and use. Seems like it does a good job with the monitor.

 
4.0

I use this weekly.

By

Wish I had bought a combination that calculated both the screen and the printer.

 
4.0

Good way to get better color

By

I have an iMac so the display is already outstanding using the built in calibration. But with the Spyder 3 Pro it takes it up several notches. And it is quicker and easier than the manual calibration. I have calibrated all my monitors using this single device.

 
5.0

works well

By

did what it should

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Misleading

By

My Spyder3 seems to calibrate my monitors correctly but when i disable the software it looks worse than ever. With the spyder software running it looks great, but without it it's worse than before. Also i have two monitors side by side. Once is an LED LCD the other a regular LCD. They are not calibrated the same way. It may just be the LED backlight that causes this but a window which is half on each monitor looks completely different on each monitor.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

worked perfectly!

By

I am full time photographer and I need accurate color. Worked great with my monitor!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Easy and Quick to use

By

I'm a professional photographer that primarily shoots tabletop food and product. I just purchased a new laptop and wanted all my computers color balance to match. The Spyder 3 Pro is used and recommended by several of my design clients and they were right it's very quick and easy to use. I would highly recommend this product to any professional or serious amateur who wants consistency across the board. Well worth the low cost and high performance.

 
5.0

Easy to use

By

I've always used the Spider products for calibration. You get true color on your monitor

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Jack H  Will the software licence allow our camera club to share this device over many computers?
MICHAEL P  if you were a techie, you would buy this to work on your customers monitors; and not have to buy a new one for each customer, it's a physical tool, not a personal software. your honesty is refreshing ....
Jack H  Thank you for the reply, but you didn't answer my question. The tool is useless without the software to drive it, and most software has limits as to how many computers it can be loaded on to. Since I have been working on computers for over fifty years I guess you could say that I am a techie.
Jack H  Will the software licence allow our camera club to share this device over many computers?
MICHAEL P  if you were a techie, you would buy this to work on your customers monitors; and not have to buy a new one for each customer, it's a physical tool, not a personal software. your honesty is refreshing ....
Jack H  Thank you for the reply, but you didn't answer my question. The tool is useless without the software to drive it, and most software has limits as to how many computers it can be loaded on to. Since I have been working on computers for over fifty years I guess you could say that I am a techie.
Jack H  Will the software licence allow our camera club to share this device over many computers?
MICHAEL P  if you were a techie, you would buy this to work on your customers monitors; and not have to buy a new one for each customer, it's a physical tool, not a personal software. your honesty is refreshing ....
Jack H  Thank you for the reply, but you didn't answer my question. The tool is useless without the software to drive it, and most software has limits as to how many computers it can be loaded on to. Since I have been working on computers for over fifty years I guess you could say that I am a techie.
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