Features & Benefits
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 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 and ambient light monitoring. 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. Two superior attachment methods - large area suction cup or counterweight - 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 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. 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.
New 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. You don't have to be a color guru to get professional results.
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.
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 analyze 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 control to help you achieve color excellence.
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.
New 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.
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.
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