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Canon announces its first-gen 18.4-inch 4K/HDR professional reference display

The new DP-V1830 display. (Source: Canon)
The new DP-V1830 display. (Source: Canon)
When is a monitor with a screen measuring less than 20 inches diagonally valued at just under US$15,000? According to Canon, it's when it is the first professional reference display from the brand to feature its exact dimensions at a 4K/UHD resolution. The DP-V1830 can also support a 4-way split-screen, enhanced blacks and improved viewing angles.

Canon has announced the DP-V1830, a new professional reference display that might be more portable and compact than some of its siblings with its new 18.4-inch form-factor. The OEM claims that it may reproduce dark areas on-screen better than some of them, as well.

The DP-V1830 has the same UHD (3840 X 2160) or 4K signal support as some other Canon reference displays on the market. However, its all-black levels are now down to 0.001, and its contrast ratio is up to 1,000,000:1. It also has a peak brightness of 1000cd/m2.

The new display can also use the "false color" feature, by which the user can create a veritable 'heat-map' of brightness according to the SMPTE ST 2084 (PQ) and HLG input signals so as to optimize luminance. Canon has also designed the DP-V1830 for "improved" viewing angles of 89° through the x- and y-axes.

Canon's new purpose-built monitor also covers the ITU-R BT.709 and BT.2020 broadcast-standard color-spaces for HDTV and UHDTV respectively, as well as DCI-P3. It also counts a LAN port, a GPI input and an HDMI port among its interfaces, as well as 4 pairs of SDIs to give a 2- or 4-screen output effect, in both SDR and HDR.

This, then, might set the DP-V1830 apart from a typical consumer-grade monitor, not to mention its extra array of front-facing buttons and convenient top-mounted handle. Canon plans to make it available in January of 2022, at an estimated retail price of US$14,299.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-12- 5 (Update: 2021-12- 6)