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Best Selling Monitors For Photography

If you're looking for a new monitor to improve your photo viewing experience, as well as your photo editing, then have a look at some of the best-selling monitors for photography in 2021. We've found options for all budgets.

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If you're looking to get the best out of your photography, then the screen you use to edit your photos will play a big part in how you see your photos, and that's why having a high-quality monitor is important. You want your colours to look accurate, your brightness and contrast to look good, and your blacks to look black, and your whites to look white, and not slightly pink for example.

Before we dive into the monitors that we think are worth looking at, we'll go over some of the terms you may need to know:

  • FHD or FullHD - this is the resolution of the monitor, 1920x1080, sometimes listed as 1080p
  • 4K or UHD - a monitor with a resolution of 3840x2160 (2160p) - if you record 4K video then you'll want a 4K monitor so you can see all the detail in your footage
  • IPS - IPS is the type of panel used in the monitor, and is generally of better quality than "TN", with better viewing angles and better colour reproduction
  • TN - A type of panel used in a monitor, with lower colour quality, worse viewing angles, but can have higher refresh speeds
  • VA - These panels give good colour reproduction and good viewing angles
  • HDMI/DVI/VGA/Displayport - these are the different types of connections common on monitors, check what your computer supports to make sure you get a monitor with the right connections

Another thing to factor in is the ability to adjust the height and tilt of the monitor. Most of the best-selling, lower-priced monitors give limited adjustment and have a fixed height. If you're wanting to adjust the height, then you'll need to look at some of the more expensive options listed.


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1. Best selling 24inch IPS monitor

Best Selling Monitors For Photography: Dell SE2416H

The Dell SE2416H is a no-nonsense, FullHD monitor with a 24inch screen and an IPS panel. Reviews of this monitor mention good colour and clarity. The inclusion of a 3-year warranty gives peace of mind so that if there are any problems, you can get the monitor repaired or replaced.

Key information: 24inch screen, IPS, HDMI, VGA, FullHD, 3-year warranty, £99

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2. Best Selling 27inch IPS monitor

Best Selling Monitors For Photography: Philips 273 Monitor

The Philips 273V offers great value for money being priced at £127. It also offers HDMI, DVI, and VGA connections meaning it is compatible with a wide range of devices. It has built-in speakers, but as these are only 2w (x2) it's likely you'll want to use your own speakers.

Key information: 27inch screen, IPS, HDMI, DVI, VGA, FullHD, Built-in Speakers (2w x2), £127

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3. Best Selling Monitor under £80

Best Selling Monitors For Photography: Acer EK220QA

The Acer EK220QA features a FullHD resolution with VGA and HDMI connections, and uses a VA panel, with good viewing angles. There are no built-in speakers, but considering the low-price, we can see why this is popular.

Key information: 21.5inch screen, VA panel, HDMI, VGA, FullHD, £79

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4. Best Selling 4K 28inch Monitor with IPS Panel

Best Selling Monitors For Photography: Samsung UR55

The Samsung UR55 offers an affordable 4K monitor, capable of displaying the UHD 3840x2160 resolution. There is an IPS panel and the monitor support HDR10+ for a higher dynamic range. If you want to make the most of the wider colour range, then the DisplayPort connection featured on this monitor will be what you want to use.

Key information: 28inch screen, 4K, UHD, IPS, HDMI (x2), HDR10+, Displayport, £296

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5. Best Selling Monitor with Eye-Care

Best Selling Monitors For Photography: BenQ GW2280 Monitor

The BenQ GW2280 is a 22inch monitor with a FullHD resolution. It features "Eye Care" and an Anti-Glare coating designed to help reduce eye-strain. It also has "Low Blue Light technology" and flicker-free performance for extended viewing comfort.

Key information: 22inch screen, VA panel, FullHD, HDMI (x2), VGA, £92

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6. Best Selling Monitor with 100% sRGB for Designers

Best Selling Monitors For Photography: BenQ PD2700U Monitor

The BenQ PD2700U is a 27inch monitor with 4K resolution, HDR10 support, and 100% sRGB and Rec.709 colour space support. The stand lets you adjust the height, as well as the orientation, with the monitor supporting portrait use. It's also got a built-in KVM, so you can switch between two PC systems using the same mouse and keyboard. There are mixed reviews, so this is something to research before parting with your money.

Key information: 27inch screen, IPS, 4K, UHD, HDR, Displayport, HDMI, KVM, USB hub, £434

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7. Best Selling Monitor with AdobeRGB / sRGB specifically for Photographers

Best Selling Monitors For Photography: BenQ SW240 Monitor

The BenQ SW240 is specifically designed for photographers and includes support for AdobeRGB (99%), which gives a wider colour range than sRGB, and the monitor also covers 100% sRGB. The monitor comes with an adjustable stand so that you can adjust the height and orientation when needed. Designed specifically for photographers, it even includes a dedicated Black and White mode. Read our full review of this monitor to find out how it performs.

Key information: 24inch screen, IPS, AdobeRGB, HDR, 1920x1200 resolution, £399

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