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Monitors / Photographer Monitors / SW270C

27" USB-C Photo Editing Monitor 2K 99% Adobe RGB | SW270C

  • 27" 2560x1440 QHD 16:9 HDR10 IPS 2K Monitor for Photo Editing

  • Screen Uniformity Technology for Screen-wide Color Accuracy

  • Includes Shading Hood, Anti-Glare Screen, and Hotkey Puck G2


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SW270C is a highly accurate 2K 27 inch photo editing monitor

Capture the Moment

The color accuracy and precision you need for professional results.

BenQ AQColor 4K photo and video editing
The AQCOLOR Advantage

BenQ AQCOLOR technology delivers “Accurate Reproduction.” This translates to the display of color precisely as it is intended to appear. Led by a color expert, the BenQ team took part in the ICC* and ISO** to establish color-related standards and implementation guidelines.

* International Color Consortium

**International Organization of Standardization

The best photo and video editing monitors
Industry Standard
Color Performance

BenQ is dedicated to absolute color accuracy. SW series displays deliver industry standard color performance for photo and video editing.

10 bit Color Depth

Access more than one billion colors, natural shading, and smooth color gradation with SW270C.

10- bit color depth example 8-bit color depth example

99% Adobe RGB

Adobe RGB color space offers broad color reproduction for shades of blue and green. This delivers more realistic color representation, particularly for outdoor and nature photography. SW270C also covers 100% sRGB and Rec.709, and 97% DCI-P3 and Display P3.

Color Precision

The 16 bit look up table (LUT) improves RGB color blending accuracy, resulting in impeccable color reproduction and Delta E ≤ 2 in AdobeRGB and sRGB color space renders the truest and most representative view of the original image.

BenQ SW Photography monitors with 100% sRGB accuracy

What’s the Difference Between an 8-Bit + FRC and a 10-Bit Monitor? - BenQ Knowledge Center

Industry standard photo and video editing monitors
Color Consistency

Surpassing industry color standards, BenQ has dedicated itself to achieving the highest level of color accuracy in every detail.

Uniformity Technology

BenQ Uniformity Technology offers screen-wide precise color from corner to corner. This is accomplished by meticulously fine-tuning hundreds of sub-regions on the screen for balanced brightness and absolute confidence.


Learn more about Screen Uniformity Technology - Knowledge Center

Multiple Monitor Consistency

BenQ ensures monitors from different production lines will display color at the identical level.
Photographers and videographers will perceive consistent colors when working on dual monitors.

BenQ SW270C multiple monitor color consistency

Learn more about Multiple Monitor Color Consistency - BenQ Knowledge Center

Hardware Calibration

Hardware calibration allows you to adjust the image processing chip in the monitor without changing the graphics card output data. Images remain consistent with original copies without being affected by graphic settings.



Hardware Color Calibration versus Software Color Calibration - BenQ Knowledge Center

BenQ SW270C is 100% Adobe RGB accurate
BenQ Palette Master Element software
Palette Master Element Calibration Software

With Palette Master Element software and a calibrator, you can tune and maintain color performance to its optimal state.

SW270C is factory calibrated for out-of-the-box  color accuracy
Factory Calibrated for
Out-of-the-Box Color Accuracy

Each SW270C is individually calibrated for precise Delta-E and Gamma performance. Average Delta E≤2 in both Adobe RGB & sRGB color spaces assures absolute color precision and accurate representation of original images.

*Calibration eliminates slight color performance variations between individual panels of the same model. So, the calibration data of each report will vary slightly from reports from other displays of the same model.

Calman Verified and Pantone Validated

SW270C earns Calman Verified status and is Pantone Validated.
Creative professionals demand excellence, and BenQ delivers.

SW270C is one of the best monitors for video editing
Refined Video-Editing Results

Digital photography requires precise, refined tools. SW270C helps pros get the best results with HDR support and multiple video formats.



How SW321C Streamlines Video and Photo Editing Workflows - BenQ Knowledge Center

High Dynamic Range (HDR )

SW270C is equipped with HDR10 technology. Videographers can preview the HDR effect of the video content during the editing process for the best results.

BenQ SW270C with HDR turned on BenQ SW271C with HDR turned off

What is High Dynamic Range? (HDR) - BenQ Knowledge Center

sw270c supports 24p/25p/30p
Video Format Support

Preview video without pulldown or distortion. SW270C supports 24P/25P film content shown at native cadence for seamless display.

SW270C compatible with sdi to hdmi, sdi capture cards compatible with aja, and blackmagic models
Select SDI to HDMI Device Compatibility

BenQ has tested select SDI to HDMI devices as compatible with SW270C. Videographers can thus connect their SDI devices to the monitor for stable and non-compressed signal transmission and real quality video image.

SDI compatibility update

Black Magic Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G

Test Resolution Color format
Test Resolution
Color format

RGB 4:4:4 /

YCbCr 4:4:4 @8bit /


YCbCr 4:2:2 @8bit /


Black Magic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI

Test Resolution Color format
Test Resolution
Color format

RGB 4:4:4 /

YCbCr4:4:4 @8bit /


YCbCr 4:2:2 @8bit /


Black Magic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

Test Resolution Color format
Test Resolution
Color format

RGB 4:4:4 /

YCbCr 4:2:2 @8bit /


AJA Hi5 12G

Test Resolution Color format
Test Resolution
Color format

RGB 4:4:4 /

YCbCr 4:4:4 @8bit /


YCbCr 4:2:2 @8bit /



Test Resolution Color format
Test Resolution
Color format

RGB 4:4:4 /

YCbCr 4:4:4 @8bit /


YCbCr 4:2:2 @8bit /


sw271c supports world-leading video calibration software, Calman and LightSpace
Third Party Video Calibration Software Supported

SW270C supports world-leading video calibration software, Calman and ColourSpace. Adjust your display’s 3D LUT (Lookup Table) for accuracy and consistency at all levels.

Intuitive Design

BenQ professional productivity and efficiency boosts simplify photo retouching and video editing.

USB-C Port

USB-Cᵀᴹ port provides high-speed video/audio/data transmission and power delivery with a single cable.

*The transmission rate of USB-C™ can vary. *USB-C is compatible with Thunderbolt 3. *Please make sure your laptop’s USB-C port supports DisplayPort Alt mode. * Please make sure the purchased cable is certified by USB-IF and is full-featured with power delivery and video / audio / data transfer functions.

Shading hood

SW270C includes a detachable shading hood to reduce screen glare from ambient lighting for superb color accuracy.

Advanced Black & White Mode

Choose from three different black and white preview presets to preview your photos in before you edit in your photo processing program.

benq photographer monitor provides advanced black & white mode to preview color photos in any of three preset black and white settings before editing
Hotkey Puck G2

Switch between Adobe RGB, sRGB, and Black & White modes effortlessly. Set the buttons to other modes or OSD settings for visual editing.

using hotkey puck g2 of benq photographer monitor to access preferred color modes and features using these preset shortcuts
GamutDuo Mode

GamutDuo enables you to view content side-by-side in different color spaces for comparison in photo editing.