Konica Minolta CR-10 Color Reader

Konica Minolta Updated: 2008-12-24 RSS
Konica Minolta CR-10 Color Reader

The Color Reader CR-10 is a very compact, battery powered, hand-held portable colorimeter for quick color control. At first, simply measure the target and then the sample. After one second the color difference - expressed in L*a*b* and dE* or L*C*H* and dE* - will appear on the LCD display. The measuring area of 8 mm in addition to the 8/d geometry allows a universal use in a wide variety of applications. All measurements are taken under the conditions of standard illuminant D65 and 10° observer. For print out of the readings the CR-10 can be connected to an external printer.

Measures reflected light using 8° illumination/diffuse viewing. Measurement diameter of 8mm. Streamlined functionality for lower cost. Integrated measurement, data processing, and display section. Portable, lightweight, compact design.


Illuminating/viewing geometry: 8/d (8° illumination angle/diffuse viewing)
Measuring area: Approx. Φ8mm
Display modes: D(L*a*b*)/ DE*ab or D(L*C*H*)/ DE*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 DE*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