Driven to its maximum level, the VUE27D can produce over 450 cd/m2 of brightness with a white screen. Even if you are working in a very bright office or have a window behind you, this should be enough. Cranked way up you can hide most reflections that might appear. The lowest level is 111 cd/m2 which isn’t quite the 80 cd/m2 I like to see but isn’t bad.

White Level -  i1Pro and C6

The black levels are very good for the white levels. We see 0.451 cd/m2 at maximum and only 0.111 cd/m2 at minimum. Given our white levels, these are very good results.

Black Level - 1iPro and C6

The combination of white and black levels gives us a contrast ratio of 1000:1. This is very good for an IPS panel and the level that I look for in a monitor today. The difference in contrast at maximum and minimum brightness is really nothing at all, so you can get this contrast performance at any brightness level you select.

Contrast Ratio -  i1Pro and C6

For an LED-backlit IPS panel, these numbers overall are quite good. The Nixeus is very bright, but also has a very nice contrast ratio. It will have plenty of pop for images and movies.

Introduction, Design and Specs Bench Results - sRGB Gamut
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  • ZeDestructor - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Good image-quality results, no ISP of any sort and a single displayport input... Exactly what big screens should be (IMO): All screen, no features I'll never use (I really don't need more than 1 input on a desktop screen).
  • dishayu - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link


    I mean yes, there are use cases where you do need the ISP and multiple inputs but a vast majority of people don't touch the monitor controls after the initial setup so those things go pretty much unused anyways.
  • marcosears - Thursday, October 9, 2014 - link

    +2 /Marco from
  • Daniel Egger - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Damn, those are some really horrible product images. Vignetting, unsharp, terrible lighting, barrel distortion... With such a terrible article opening I'm not even interested in reading the rest of the article.
  • shaolin95 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    You know, as a photography fan, I try not to be picky about articles but damn you are right, this is extremely bad photography!
  • ingwe - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    It is not great. I would have really appreciated something better. But let's not be too harsh.
  • ws3 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    With which Android phone were these photos taken?
  • abhaxus - Tuesday, December 24, 2013 - link

    Don't think the Sony NEX-6 is an android phone. Attempt at troll failed.
  • cheinonen - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    Yes, my main photography location has been overrun by wrapped presents at this point, so I had to choose somewhere else. I also just switched my camera from JPEG to RAW (NEX-6 with 16-50 lens) and by the time I noticed the lack of any lens correction with RAW, the originals were deleted. I've added Lightroom and Photoshop since then, as well as a prime lens, and so I'll retake these images when I get a chance to avoid them distracting.
  • shaolin95 - Monday, December 23, 2013 - link

    haahah only because you got a great camera I forgive you (I love my NEX-6) and indeed when I looked at it quickly thought of my RAW images before DXO 9 since that lens requires heavy correction indeed. :)

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