CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter (Discontinued)

CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter

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CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter
CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter

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Konica Minolta’s CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter is a portable, battery powered, and hand-held color reader for quick, precise color control. The CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter is easily operable, economical and portable like never before.

The color difference will appear on the LCD display expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE* as soon as you measure the target and the sample. This will only take one second! The measuring area of the CR-10 renders it useful in a broad array of applications. The CR-10 boasts a measuring area of 8 mm in addition to the 8/d geometry. All color measurements are taken using conditions of the standard illuminant D65 and 10 degrees observer. For reading print outs, the CR-10 colorimeter can be connected to an external printer.

The CR-10 Tristimulus Colorimeter is used to assess color differences between two samples. Its compact design allows it to be used easily in the field, or in the lab. This is a high-quality and economical instrument that is perfect for users in need of multiple devices. The CR-10 does not sacrifice elegance for simplicity. It is easily operable and also ergonomical.


  • Easy to use with necessary features for functioning. This makes it easy to learn for first-time users
  • Color difference expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE* illustrated on easily viewable LCD screen
  • Lightweight, compact size and battery-operated allowing it to be taken almost anywhere
  • Competitively priced, great for first-time users and those who need more than one device


Model CR-10
Illuminating/viewing geometry 8/d (8° illumination angle/diffuse viewing)
Measuring area Approx.Φ8mm
Display modes D(L*a*b*)/ ΔE*ab or D(L*C*H*)/ ΔE*ab
Target color memory 1 channel; set by measurement
Measuring range L*: 10 to 100
Measurement conditions Observer : CIE 10° Standard Observer
Illuminant : CIE Standard Illuminant D65
Repeatability Standard deviation within ΔE*ab 0.1
(Measurement conditions: Average of measurements of standard white plate)
Minimum interval between measurements Approx. 1 sec.
Power source Four AA-size batteries or optional AC Adapter AC-A12
Battery life Alkaline-manganese batteries: Approx.2000 measurements at 10-sec. intervals
Ni-Cd batteries: Approx. 600 measurements at 10-sec intervals
Operating temperature/humidity range 0 to 40°C; relative humidity 85% or less (at 35°C) with no condensation
Standard accessories Soft Case CR-A68; Protective Cap CR-A72; Wrist Strap CR-A73; AA-size batteries (4)
Optional accessories AC Adapter AC-A12; Printer Cable CR-A75

Included Accessories

CR A93 Protective Cap
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CR-A72 Protective Cap
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CR-A79 Protective Glass Cap
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CR-A94 Soft Case
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Wrist Strap
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Suggested Accessories

AC A308 AC Adapter (220V)
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AC-A305 Adapter (120V)
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CR-10/BC-10 RS-232 Cable (9-pin to RJ jack) (6 ft. long)
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CR-A75 Printer Cable
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CR-A80 Vinyl Cover
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