Wacom announces new 24 and 32-inch pen displays: 4K Cintiq Pros have over 8,000 levels of pressure sensitivity


posted Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST


For photographers who like to make edits directly on their images, Wacom has long been a brand worth checking out. Their Cintiq Pro product is essentially a touch-sensitive screen on which you can directly edit your images. If you've ever used a Wacom tablet, it works much the same way except it is also a monitor. Not content to wait until the product is ready for imminent release, Wacom has announced that their next products, the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and 32-inch models will be arriving in early 2018.

What makes these new models special is their compatibility with the Wacom Pro Pen 2, which is a more sensitive and precise pen than their previous iterations and in the case of the larger upcoming Cintiq Pro model, the new one is the largest Cintiq ever. The Pen 2 is a highlight here as it is said to be four times more sensitive than the original Pro Pen model. The displays in both the new Cintiq Pro models are 4K and support 10-bit color output, meaning that they can display up to a billion different shades of color.

Wacom Cintiq 16-inch shown here

They sound promising, but why announce them so far in advance? Digital Arts Online observes that a competitor, the Dell Canvas, is releasing next month so Wacom perhaps felt motivated to give prospective Canvas buyers a reason to wait a little longer. The new Wacom Cintiq Pro models will offer 8,096 levels of pressure sensitivity compared to the 2,048 levels supported by the Dell Canvas, but how much that would matter to photographers is up for debate. In any case, come January 2018, photographers and other digital artists will have more options.

(Via DIY Photography)