Brightness and contrast
In terms of base characteristics, the Eizo EV2456 does well in terms of maximum brightness, as its 360 cd/m2 is very high and comparable to that of the Samsung C24FG70 ( a gaming monitor that reportedly is also very popular on the business market).
We see something special here with the minimum brightness of white, we only measured 0.35 cd/m2 - Eizo is capable of setting the brightness very accurately and therefore reduce it to a very low level. Working on this display in a dark area will be just fine. This level of control over the brightness can easily be called unique.
If we set the display at 150 cd/m2, we measure a black value of 0.18 cd/m2, which is not exceptionally dark. At maximum brightness the black value is also relatively high.
The mediocre black value is reflected in the contrast, which is around 850:1 depending on our measurement method and testing pattern. It's a fine result and likely the price that Eizo pays for the calibration - but we'll take a deeper look at this on the following pages. The difference between 800:1 and 1000:1 is not really visible, however the relatively high black value is.