The Datacolor 20D is an easy-to-use, portable spectrophotometer that enables accurate color measurement on a wide variety of sample shapes and sizes – anywhere in the store or at a customer job site.


Designed for:
Retail paint and hardware stores who need accurate, portable color matching.


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Accurate Measurement Performance

Accurate Measurement Performance


  • Sphere geometry enables accurate color measurement of both flat and textured samples.
  • Gloss determination of sample sheen, combined with gloss compensation in PAINT software enables accurate visual color formulation.
  • Shares the same high accuracy SP2000 spectrometer as Datacolor’s world-renowned benchtop spectrophotometers.

Datacolor 20D Accurate measurement performance

Measurement Wherever & Whenever

Datacolor 20D Portable Color Matching

Measurement Wherever & Whenever


  • Portable design enables measurement of a wide variety of sample shapes and sizes, anywhere in the store or at a customer job site.
Precise Positioning

Precise Positioning


  • The illuminated sample alignment port enables direct view of the sample through the sphere and precise positioning for sample measurement.

Datacolor 20D

Easy Use

Datacolor 20D Precise Positioning

Easy Use


  • Initial instrument installation is simple with all required set-up data loaded at the factory. Just connect to your computer, start the Paint v 2.x software, calibrate and you are ready to measure.
  • Large color LCD screen with an intuitive user interface makes the instrument easy-to-use and easy-to-learn.
Flexible Connectivity

Flexible Connectivity


  • Seamlessly transfer measurement data from to the Datacolor PAINT v 2.x software using Bluetooth or USB.
  • Support for USB keyboards and bar code scanners.

Datacolor 20D Flexible Connectivity

Quick First Shot Matches with PAINT v 2.x Software

Datacolor 20D Quick first shot matches with PAINT software

Quick First Shot Matches with PAINT v 2.x Software


  • Highly accurate measurements combined with the precise algorithms of the PAINT v 2.x software, yield higher first shot match on the market, saving time and money.
  • Aluminium Carrying Case
  • USB Memory Stick with User Guide and backup copy of the white tile data
  • Wrist Strap
  • Power Supply
  • Black Trap
  • White and Green Tiles
  • USB Cable
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Certificate of Instrument Performance
Datacolor 20D
Instrument Type Portable Spectrophotometer
Measurement Geometry Diffuse illuminanation 8°viewing
Light Source Pulsed xenon
Sphere Diameter 2 inches/51mm
Wavelength Range 400 nm – 700 nm (listed as spectral range)
Effective Bandwidth 10 nm
Spectral Analyzer Dual 256 diode array
20 read repeatability on white tile using double flash (CIELAB) (1) <0.05 CIELab dE* max on white ceramic tile
Inter-instrument agreement: reflectance measurements (CIELAB) (1, 2 & 3) 0.20 CIELab dE*avg of 12 BCRA Tiles
Aperture Size SAV – 10 mm illuminated/6.5mm measured
Functional Operating Environment (2) 5° to 40°C up to 85% RH, non-condensing


Physical Specifications
Color Display 50.54mm x 68.62mm x 3.55 mm
Display Resolution 240 x 320
Weight 1.25 kg/2.75 lb
Dimensions 235mm x 90mm x 99mm
9.2 in x 3.4 in x 3.9 in
Power Requirements 5VDC, 2.0A
50/60 Hz
Power Consumption 2A
Data Interface USB, Bluetooth wireless (listed as interface)
Spectrometer Principle Concave holographic grating
Battery Rechargeable Li-Ion
Color Systems: CIE L*,a*,b*
Illuminants D65,A,F,F11
Data Storage Up to 2,000 samples
Languages English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Simpliefied Chinese and Spanish


(1) Environmental Conditions: Temperature 23°C +/- 1°C RH 50% +/- 10%
(2) For reliable color measurements, conditions must be within recommended operating conditions.
(3) Color equation is CIELab (D65/10), SAV, Specular Included, Measured on 12 BCRA Tiles