One of the most frequently asked questions from our readers and friends is related to picking a good monitor for photography needs. It seems like the market is over-saturated with all kinds of choices, whether you visit a local store or browse through an online catalog. There are so many monitors for different budgets, and some models might leave you wondering why they are so expensive compared to others. Since there is no simple answer to this question, I decided to write a detailed article with my personal recommendations.
As you know, I have been working on various purchase guides for our readers. Previously, I posted the DSLR Camera Purchase Guide and today I am happy to announce that I have just posted the Monitor Purchase Guide. The guide is accessible on the top of the page, under our “Gear Guide“. Each and every purchase guide that I complete is an interactive system based on your preferences, budget, currently owned systems, etc. Here is a screenshot of a 24” Dell monitor, based on size preference:
I normally do not post any new product announcements, but this one got me excited. I personally own and love two 24″ Dell UltraSharp U2410 monitors in dual monitor configuration, as I pointed in my “best monitors for photography” article. A couple of days ago, Dell announced a new wide gamut 24″ IPS display with LED backlight, the Dell UltraSharp U2412M, which sports some very impressive features at only $399 retail price. That’s a great price, because 24″ IPS panels typically cost $500+.