BenQ SW270C Photographer 27-Inches 16:9 HDR IPS Monitor



  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • HDMI 2.0 | DisplayPort 1.4 | USB Type-C
  • 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio

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The SW270C Photographer 27inch 16:9 HDR IPS Monitor from BenQ has been built for those who require color accuracy, with support for 100% of the sRGB and Rec. 709 color gamuts, 99% of the Adobe RGB color gamut, 97% of the DCI-P3 and Display P3 color gamuts, and HDR10. Driven by BenQ's AQCOLOR technology and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 with a 60 Hz refresh rate, the SW270C helps deliver improved accuracy and productivity using 10-bit support for 1.07 billion colors, a 16-bit look up table (LUT) that improves RGB color blending, and Delta E≤2 in Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces for a more representative view of the original image.

The SW270C features In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology, an anti-glare panel coating, a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio, a static contrast ratio of 1000:1, a dynamic contrast ratio of 20M:1, a 300 cd/m2 brightness rating, 109 ppi, and a 5 ms (GtG) response time. Using the 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles, it is possible to watch content from virtually any position. There are also two HDMI 2.0 inputs, one DisplayPort 1.4 input, and one USB Type-C port that supports DP alt mode, audio, device charging up to 60W, and data transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s. Additional connectivity is achieved using two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (downstream) and one USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-B port (upstream). Audio can be output using the 3.5mm headphone jack.

BenQ's BESW270C also supports HDCP 2.2, Picture in Picture (PiP), Picture by Picture (PbP), Advanced Black & White Mode, which lets users preview different black and white presets to preview photos, a GamutDuo Mode, which lets users preview the same photo side by side using two different color gamuts, native 24p/25p frame rate playback for film and video editors, and more. To further help improve viewing and accessibility, it features a vertical tilt of -5 to 20°, a left/right swivel of ±45°, a pivot of 90°, and a height adjustment of 5.9in. It is certified for Mac, Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and 7, Pantone, and CalMAN.

General Features

AQCOLOR Technology
Devoted to meet professional color standards, BenQ has developed AQCOLOR technology to uphold the concept of "accurate reproduction." BenQ has invited a color expert to lead the team, and also joined ICC (International Color Consortium) and ISO (International Standard Organization) to establish color-related standards and implementation.

Wide Color Gamut Coverage
The BenQ SW270C meets high color standards by covering 99% of Adobe RGB gamut, 100% of sRGB/Rec.709, and 97% of DCI-P3/Display P3, resulting in a more realistic color representation for outdoor and nature photography.

16-Bit Look Up Table
The 16-bit look up table (LUT) improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in more accurate color reproduction and Delta E ≤ 2 in Adobe RGB and sRGB color spaces to render a true and representative view of the original image.

10-Bit Color Depth for Smoother Gradations
The SW270C provides smooth color gradations with its 10-bit panel from a 16-bit look up table (LUT) by gamma correction, which shows more than one billion colors for natural color transitions and subtle shading.

Uniformity Technology
Achieved via delicate processes utilizing a high-precision apparatus to fine-tune the color and the brightness at hundreds of sub-regions on the entire screen, BenQ Uniformity Technology offers screen-wide precise color from corner to corner for authentic and consistent viewing experiences.

Consistent Color, Convenient Monitor Usage
In every production line, BenQ has utilized a well-prepared instrument to ensure that monitors from different production lines will display color at same level. Photographers will perceive the consistent color when working on dual monitors.

Hardware Calibration Produces Consistent Image Quality
Hardware calibration allows you to adjust the monitor's internal image processing chip without changing the graphics card output data, keeping displayed images consistent with the original content without being affected by graphic card setting.

Palette Master Element Calibration Software
With the use of Palette Master Element and a calibrator, you can customize the color setting or maintain the color performance of the monitor.

Professionally Factory Calibrated
BenQ's SW270C monitor offers the out-of-box color accuracy that guarantees users can enjoy trustworthy color performance.

Display Every Scene with Details
More and more photographers are using digital cameras to capture the moment and to preserve episode in life. The BenQ SW270C adopts HDR and supports various video formats to replay your vivid times dynamically.

HDR Brings More Dynamic Footage
The SW270C is equipped with HDR10 technology so that videographers can preview the HDR effect of the video content during the editing process, helping to ensure desirable outcomes for their final works.

Native Cadence for Film Content
The SW270C supports 24p/25p film content to be displayed at its native cadence without a pulldown which can distort playback of the source video.

Intuitive Designs for Work Efficiency
Photographers would be free from repetitive actions for photo retouching and video editing. BenQ offers customizable designs to boost the work efficiency.

USB Type-C Port
The USB Type-C port provides data transfer speeds up to 5 Gb/s, plus device charging up to 60W, audio, and video via DisplayPort Alt mode. This port will also work with Thunderbolt 3 hosts.

Shading Hood
A specially designed detachable shading hood can effectively reduce the monitor's screen glare from ambient lighting for improved color accuracy.

Advanced Black & White Mode
Color photos are displayed in enhanced black and white film effect. Choose from three different black and white presets to preview your photos before the actual adjustment.

GamutDuo Mode
Photo preview is enabled to present the same image in two color gamuts side by side for added comparison.

Hotkey Puck G2
Preferred color modes and features are designated as quick access to widely used settings.



  • 27" In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • HDMI 2.0 | DisplayPort 1.4 | USB Type-C
  • 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz Native Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio

BenQ SW270C Photographer 27-Inches 16:9 HDR IPS Monitor


Size 27"
Screen Area 23.49 x 13.21" / 596.7 x 335.6 mm
Panel Type IPS-Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Pixels Per Inch (ppi) 109 ppi
Finish Matte
Maximum Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1
Dynamic Contrast Ratio 20,000,000:1
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Adaptive Sync Technology None
Horizontal Frequency 27 to 140 kHz
Vertical Frequency 24 to 76 Hz
Pixel Clock Frequency 600 MHz
Bit Depth / Color Support 10-Bit (1.07 Billion Colors)
Look-Up Table 16-Bit
HDR Compatibility HDR10
Color Gamut
  • 100% sRGB
  • 100% Rec. 709
  • 99% Adobe RGB
  • 97% DCI-P3
Response Time 5 ms (GtG)
Viewing Angle
  • Horizontal: 178°
  • Vertical: 178°
Dot Pitch 0.2331 x 0.2331 mm

Inputs / Outputs

  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 Input
  • 1 x DisplayPort 1.4 Input
  • 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1) Input/Output
  • 2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1) Output
  • 1 x USB Type-B (USB 3.1 Gen 1) Input
  • 1 x USB Mini-B
  • 1 x 3.5 mm Output
HDCP Support Yes, Version 2.2
Memory Card Slots 1 x SDXC/MMCplus Hybrid
Supported Languages
  • Arabic
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Traditional Chinese


Power Consumption
  • 36.1 W (Typical)
  • 0.5 W (Standby)
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Adapter Type Internal
USB Power Delivery 60 W (via USB Type-C)


Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 10 to 90%


Height Adjustment 5.91" / 150 mm
Rotation Adjustment 90°
Swivel Adjustment 90° (-45 to 45°)
Tilt Adjustment -5 to 20°
Mounting-Hole Pattern 100 x 100 mm
Lock Slot Yes, Kensington
Dimensions (W x H x D)
  • 24.2 x 24.1 x 8.4" / 613.8 x 611.0 x 213.4 mm (With Stand)
  • 24.2 x 14.5 x 2.5" / 613.8 x 368.9 x 62.7 mm (Without Stand)
  • 20.94 lb / 9.5 kg (With Stand)
  • 14.33 lb / 6.5 kg (Without Stand)

Packaging Info

Package Weight 18.5292kg
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 0.737 x 0.508 x 0.406m
Brand BenQ
Shipping Weight 18.5292kg
Shipping Width 0.508m
Shipping Height 0.406m
Shipping Length 0.737m
Unit Of Measure ea

Very happy with product, and purchase/delivery ser

By: on 6 December 2019
I needed three key things: a colour-accurate screen for post-production on my photos AND a monitor with ergonomics to suit my new standing desk - that is, a monitor that could move up and down rather than being fixed in height. PLUS I wanted a USB-C monitor that would plug very simply into my 2018 MacBook Pro. This thankfully ticked all the boxes. (It has a great variety of options for leads/inputs)/ The purchase through Camera Electronic went very smoothly, and delivery was quicker than their estimate. Setup was easy (once I remembered to changed the input to USB-C using the buttons at the bottom right of screen, so I could hear sound :-)). Online reviews of this monitor are very positive. Looking forward to putting it to serious work. So far so good...

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