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2018 monitor Buying Guide

Best monitor for photo editing - 2020 monitors buying guide

Updated on May 16, 2020


On this page of this 2020 buying guide you will find my selection of best monitors and screens for photo editing or video editing at first or mid-range prices... sometimes with nice surprises. In this price range, the panels often do not display the colours with precision or homogeneity, but I try tirelessly to find yours...

Find all my advice to choose your monitor well:

How to choose your monitor : 8 pages
My 35 full monitor reviews



My favorite monitor under $200 | Under $200

In this new year 2020, I recommend this new favorite with a 23.8 inch display that I know by heart because it has no major defects despite its price but the finish and especially the ergonomics are at the top - Plan a budget of $200.


Dell P2419H


My new favorite under $200 because no major defects and a great finish/ergonomy - Read my full review  



My 24-inch monitors selection | From $250.00

Early 2020, you still have to spend $860 to buy the first Eizo 24-inch monitor for photographers and retouchers who want to work in high-quality Adobe RGB - the Eizo CS2420 - BenQ has just released a competitor, the BenQ SW240, at "only" $399 but unfortunately its display does not offer the same homogeneity on all the tested specimens. So certainly it's half as cheap but it's random.... Budget: less than $860.


BenQ SW240


Not Eizo who wants but very good value for money.... if you come across a good copy! - Read my full review  


Eizo CS2420


My favorite 24-inch even if it is a little more expensive than the BenQ. Super-precise colours, homogeneity and 5-year warranty - Read my full review  


Eizo CG247X


The Best 24" monitor ! - Read my full review  




My selection of 25-inch QHD | Under $500

The 25-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) offers an interesting alternative to those who want a high pixel density but without the disadvantages of the 4K. I invite you to read my page of advice on switching to 4K... Budget : under $240.


Dell U2518D


The colors are very good by default and that's good because it doesn't calibrate well - Read my full review


Dell UP2516D


Adobe RGB monitor for photographers - Read customer reviews on  




My selection of 27-inch monitors | From $600

Frankly, the BenQ, if you fall on a homogeneous panel would have its place in the top of the range but only here it is... The Eizo suffers from fierce Internet and external competition, while its colours are very beautiful for an office screen. Budget: less than $1,200


BenQ SW2700PT


What a pity that its panel is often so inhomogeneous because BenQ knows how to reproduce colours perfectly - Read my full review  


Eizo CG2730


My favorite 27-inch monitor even if it's a little more expensive than the BenQ. Super-precise colours, homogeneity and 5-year guarantee - Read my full review  




My selection of 32-inch 4k monitor| From $1,700

I always thought that 30 or 32-inch were the ideal sizes to display the QHD or, better still, the 4K because the texts keep an easy to read size at 27-inch ! Budget: less than $1,700.


Dell U3219Q - 4K


My favorite 32-inch 4K monitor because it offers an excellent price/quality ratio. Precise colours (sRGB), very good homogeneity and 3-year guarantee - Read my full review  


Eizo EV3237 - 4K


For a long time my favorite 32''' 4K screen, it has just been replaced by the Eizo EV3285 that I will soon review - Read my full review  

This guide to buying photo or video monitors is the result of a long selection process, either because I was able to test the monitor - 35 reviews to date - or by analyzing the feedback I receive from emails. Have a good purchase!

- My favorite under $200 !
- 24-inch
- 25-inch Dell QHD
- 27-inch
- 32-inch / 33-inch 4K

- Read all my desktop or laptop monitor reviews


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