Datacolor 500 & 500UV & 550 Spectrophotometers


Datacolor 500 & 500UV & 550 offers cost-effective, Accurate Color Measurement. It can specify, formulate and control critical color. The Datacolor 500 Family, with an embedded processor and data storage, provides a platform for increased efficiency and color measurement confidence, delivering affordable performance and fleet compatibility.

Datacolor 500 – Cost-effective, accurate color measurement solution.

Datacolor 500 UV – Economical, precise instrument with UV filtering.

Datacolor 550 – Affordable, accurate transmission and reflectance measurement.

Unit Price: USD9,999/pc, contact us for latest pricing.

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  • No profiling required. Superior design enables the industry’s best inter-instrument agreement right out of the box.
  • Utilizes Datacolor’s proprietary SP2000, capturing the true spectral fingerprint of any color at the highest possible accuracy.
  • As a result, agreement among all instruments in your fleet is achieved.
  • Fully backward compatible with the existing Datacolor 400 instruments.
  • Instruments are configured with serial, USB or Ethernet connectivity.
  • One instrument can be easily accessed by multiple users.
  • Measurements can be taken and automatically shared in real-time within a global Citrix or Terminal Server environment.
  • 25% less time spent on measuring.
  • Improved response times in Citrix and Terminal Server environments.
  • LCD screen displays calibration status and instrument settings for proper set-up, as well as a color coded instrument status bar.
  • Diagnostic data is stored in the instrument. It can be extracted to enable remote diagnostics and expedite issue resolution.
  • Instruments can be serviced in the field or at any service center worldwide by qualified Datacolor technicians.


Feature Datacolor 500 Datacolor 500UV Datacolor 550
Instrument type Dual beam d/8º spectrophotometer
Illumination source Pulsed xenon filtered to approximate D65
Sphere diameter 152 mm / 6 in
Wavelength Range 360 nm -700 nm
Wavelength resolution 2 nm
Reporting interval 10 nm
Photometric range 0-200%
Spectral analyzer Proprietary SP2000 analyzer with dual 256 element diode array
20 Read Repeatability on White
Tile Using Double Flash (CIELAB) *
0.03 (max)
Inter-instrument Agreement –
Reflectance Measurements (CIELAB)*
0.15 (avg)
0.30 (max)
Sample Positioning Camera
Lens 4 position auto-zoom
Aperture Plates 3 Standard
LAV (30 mm illuminated, 26 mm measured)
SAV (9 mm illuminated, 5 mm measured)
USAV (6.5 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
2 Optional
MAV (20 mm illuminated, 16 mm measured)
XUSAV (3.0 mm illuminated, 2.5 mm measured)
Aperture Detection
Automated, adjustable UV Calibration
UV Cutoff Filters 400 nm
420 nm
460 nm
400 nm
420 nm
460 nm
Remote Measurement Button
Vertical Mount
Inter-instrument Agreement –
Regular Transmittance at 550 nm
±0.40% at 85% T
±0.20% at 32% T
Inter-instrument Agreement – Transmission Haze Measurements ±0.30% at 10% TH
Transmission Sampling Aperture Size 22 mm
Operating Environment 5° to 40°C up to 85% RH, non-condensing
Physical Specifications (DC800) Description
Color Display 3.5 inch RGB LCD
Display Resolution 320×240 pixel resolution
Weight 37.5 lbs (16.6 kg)
Dimensions 12.3” Wide X 13.2” Tall X 16.4” Deep
(31.24 cm x 33.53 cm x 41.66 cm)
*Environmental Conditions: Temperature 23°C +/- 1°C
RH 44% +/- 1%