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Spyder3 Elite Display Calibration System
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DataColor Spyder3 Elite Display Calibration System

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Display Calibration for Professional Photographers and Studios.

From capturing images to digital editing and printing your work, you can rely on consistent, accurate color throughout your studio and digital workflow with Spyder3Elite. Designed for the way photographers work, Spyder3Elite is the next generation in calibration accuracy, precision and speed, allowing you to create profiles to your specifications and bring a new level of color control to your work.


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. In conjunction with the patented filter array and embedded ambient light sensor, Spyder3 provides industry-leading performance for the precision calibration of LCD, CRT, projector and notebook displays.

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, ambient light monitoring, or tripod attachment. A beautiful addition to your desktop or studio, Spyder3 improves any color workflow.

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. Three superior attachment methods - large area suction cup, counterweight, or tripod mount - can be used interchangeably to suit the needs of any photographer. Building on a foundation of 35 years of color science excellence, Datacolor designed the Spyder3 for the way photographers work.

New Super-Fast ReCAL Option
ReCAL reduces full 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
Embedded with a next-generation, high precision sensor, Spyder3 automatically measures the ambient light within a room for a new level of precision calibration. Spyder3 provides you with options to change either your studio lighting or display profile if the ambient light changes. Maintaining a history log of lighting conditions, Spyder3 can intelligently discern true lighting changes from random fluctuations caused by studio flashes or shadows.

Unlimited Calibration Targets
Unlimited, user-defined choices for white point, gamma, white luminance, and black luminance gives you full control of your digital color workflow. This means that discerning professionals can tune their calibration to optimize shadow detail, studio light or lightbox matching, and destination output device.

Custom Black and White Luminance Control
An essential tool for studio matching, this tool allows precision control of monitor black and monitor white luminance. This means that professionals can achieve the ultimate in calibration accuracy and screen matching.

New L-Star Calibration Option
Using patented L-Star Technology as an alternative to typical gamma settings, you can generate unique tonal response curves for open shadows and detailed highlights. Especially useful for photographers using L-Star workflows.

New Expert Console
The true pro's choice, the Expert Console puts all of the calibration parameters and actions in one comprehensive window. This means that power users can by-pass the step-by-step wizard and get right down to business.

New 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.

StudioMatch Assistant
Guides you through calibrating all of your studio displays to a single calibration target. The Assistant accounts for each display's white and black luminance as well as studio light conditions. This means that you can rely on consistent and accurate color and luminance on all the displays in your studio.

New SpyderCertification Option
Enforces consistent calibration standards and settings for all subscribed displays. Warning appears when a display's calibration is out of date or incorrect. Any screen with the SpyderCertified icon is assured of being current and accurate.

New Support for Next Generation Displays
Patented Spyder3 optical design and color engine enable precise calibration and profiling of the latest in wide gamut, LED backlight and AdobeRGB displays.

New Display History Utility
Tracks critical monitor attributes including white luminance color primaries. Provides white luminance trend which is a very useful tool to track your displays' performance over time.

Front Projector Calibration Option
Spyder3Elite is the only affordable calibration system that calibrates front projectors. This gives you the confidence to present and show your work on projected screens with excellent color fidelity.

New 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 scrutinize highlights, shadow detail, color or tonal response. Softproof the images using your own custom profiles. Designed for the way photographers work, SpyderProof brings you a new level of color control to help you achieve color excellence.

New Native Gamma Calibration Option
Advanced feature allows calibration of monitors to Native Gamma, or White Balanced Native Gamma.

On Screen Spot Color Measurement
An advanced feature that allows you to take custom measurements of any spot color on the display for analysis and comparison.

New 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.


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
Physical Dimensions: 1.5 in.(D) x 3.5 in.(W) x 4 in.(L)
Computer Connection: USB
Hardware Warranty: 2 Years

Software Specifications

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

L-Star technology is Licensed Property of INTEGRATED COLOR SOLUTIONS, INC., Patent No.: 7,075,552 and No. 6,937,249.


  • Windows 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


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