Affordable 21.5 'Full HD Fluid Tab' Wacom Cintiq 22 'Review Perfect for Introductory Fluid Tabs

Speaking of Wacom, we have released the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and Wacom Cintiq Pro 32 from the 4K (3840 x 2160) LCD pen tablet series “ Wacom Cintiq Pro ”. These are tools that enable dynamic drawing as if drawing on a huge campus, but are also quite expensive due to their size. However, Wacom has lowered the resolution to full HD (1920 × 1080), and has prepared a series called ' Wacom Cintiq ' that can obtain an LCD pen tablet at a more affordable price.

So far there has been only a 16-inch ' Wacom Cintiq 16 ' in this series, but a new 21.5-inch ' Wacom Cintiq 22 ' has appeared, making it a perfect item for an introduction to the LCD pen tablet Because it was said that there was, I asked the real impression by the professional of the painter by having Mr. Hoshino 's illustrator of illustrator actually use it a little earlier than the release.

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You can see how you draw using Wacom Cintiq 22 in the following movie.

10x movie showing illustrator's 'Wacom Cintiq 22' challenge to draw for over 1 hour-YouTube

◆ Photo review
So, this is the outer case of Wacom Cintiq 22. It is quite huge as you can see by comparison with the tissue box placed above.

When the upper lid is opened, there is a small box like the one below ...

Cables and manuals are stored together here.

Under the small box, discover the body of Wacom Cintiq 22 wrapped in Styrofoam.

The body is covered by a black case ...

Contents is like this. The display size is 21.5 inches and the resolution is full HD (1920 x 1080). Body size is 570mm × 359mm × thickness 40mm (excluding the stand), the weight is 5.6kg excluding the stand.

This size is comparable to the iPhone XS equipped with a leather folio .

The back looks like this.

There are two large rubber non-slip parts at the bottom.

A dedicated stand is attached to the center in advance. We have reviewed a number of Wacom LCD pen tablets, but this is the first to have a dedicated stand that can adjust the angle steplessly. The stand can be removed and the stand can be replaced with another one if it is VESA standard (100 x 100 mm) mount.

Lift the lever ...

You can adjust the angle of the stand steplessly. The corresponding angle of the stand is 16 to 82 degrees.

From a nearly vertical angle (16 degrees) ...

Corresponds to almost horizontal angle (82 degrees).

The top surface has a long slit ...

An openable cover at the left end.

From the left, there is a power cable socket, a Type-B USB port, and an HDMI port from the left. The black hole at the far right is the Kensington lock .

There is a power button at the right end of the top surface.

The left and right sides have the following slits only, and there are no other ports etc. It looks pretty simple.

This is how you compare Wacom Cintiq 16 (right) and Wacom Cintiq 22 (left) from the same Wacom Cintiq series.

The display size is 21.5 inches (back) and 15.6 inches (front).

The back looks like this. The Wacom Cintiq 16 has an adjustable shorting leg that can be attached to the same dedicated stand as the Wacom Cintiq 22 (sold separately).

The Wacom Cintiq 16 (front) leg is about the same as the Wacom Cintiq 22 (back) when the stand angle is flipped most horizontally.

However, Wacom Cintiq 22 can adjust the angle of the display steplessly.

The Wacom Cintiq 22 comes with its own battery-free Wacom Pro Pen 2. Pressure sensitivity is 8192 levels and is the same as the Wacom Cintiq Pro series.

The black board stored with the pen is ...

The extra core of Wacom Pro Pen 2 is included.

This black board can be inserted into the slit on the side of the main body ...

It becomes a pen holder as follows.

◆ Setup: Connection
So, here's how to connect Wacom Cintiq 22 to a PC.

First, take out the power adapter and 3 power cables. Because the shape of the plug part of the power cable is different, it is OK if you use the one suitable for your use environment.

And HDMI cable and USB cable are also included.

First, connect the power adapter and power cable.

Insert the end of the power cable into the round plug on the top of the Wacom Cintiq 22 body.

Next is the Type-B plug portion of the USB cable ...

Connected to the body.

The last is HDMI cable ...


Connect the HDMI cable and USB cable to the PC connected with the Wacom Cintiq 22 ...

It is successful to output the screen of PC to the display of Wacom Cintiq 22.

◆ Setup: Driver Installation
Even if you successfully output the PC image, you can not operate Wacom Cintiq 22 with Wacom Pro Pen 2. For Wacom Pro Pen 2 to work, you need to install a dedicated driver.

The driver can be downloaded from Wacom's official site.

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Select your model name and OS and click 'Search'. This time before the release, select the same Wacom Cintiq series 'Wacom Cintiq 16' and the OS 'Windows 10'.

Click 'To download page'.

Click Download.

Click Save File.

Launch the downloaded driver.

Then the driver's license agreement will be displayed. After reading, click 'Agree'.

Click “Restart Now” to restart your PC.

When rebooting, the Wacom driver is launched and a privacy notice is displayed. Click 'Agree'.

This completes installation of the driver. A brief tutorial will be displayed when you first start ...

When all reading is complete, the Wacom Desktop Center will be displayed.

Now you are ready. The Wacom Cintiq 22 will be available as an LCD pen tablet.

◆ I actually tried using an illustrator
I'll have Mr. Hoshino, the illustrator, actually use it. By the way, what Hoshinoru usually uses for drawing is ' Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 ' for 4K and ' CLIP STUDIO PAINT ', and I got CLIP STUDIO PAINT for drawing The

The first thing I was surprised at was that there was a stepless adjustable stand from the beginning. For the illustrator who keeps drawing endlessly, fatigue of the wrist seems to be a great enemy, and there are times when you want to change the angle of the display depending on the day to reduce the burden on the wrist. At that time, Wacom Cintiq 22's stepless adjustable stand is 'the best.'

In addition, Mr. Hoshino wears the Wacom Ergo Stand on the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and uses it, but says that 'it's very hard to knock down and rotate the stand'. On the other hand, Wacom Cintiq 22 was highly praised because it could easily change the tilt of the stand with one hand and feel almost no weight.

We tried using 'Wacom Cintiq Pro Engine & Wacom Ergo Stand' to transform 4K-compatible LCD pen tab 'Wacom Cintiq Pro 24' into the strongest drawing tool-GIGAZINE

When I was actually drawn by Wacom Cintiq 22, it is said that the drawing comfort of the antiglare film on the surface is 'smooth drawing comfort' like copy paper or a croquet book. There is no sense of roughness like a sketchbook, and it is a smooth feeling with a good condition where sketches go well, and he told me, 'I can draw as if I'm raking in the corner of my notebook when I was a student.' The Wacom Pro Pen 2 has the same pen pressure sensitivity level 8192 as the Wacom Cintiq Pro series, so that it can be drawn without discomfort about the pen's drawing comfort as usual. .

The Wacom Cintiq Pro series uses 'direct bonding' to reduce parallax, but the Wacom Cintiq series Wacom Cintiq 22 is not. Therefore, according to Mr. Hoshino, who usually uses Wacom Cintiq Pro 24, Wacom Cintiq 22 feels a little parallax. 'It's not that I can't help but I can't help it,' but when I actually drew various lines, 'When I draw a fine line, I can't draw the line just at the position I thought, It may be difficult to draw fine lines many times and draw long lines, etc. '

In addition, perhaps because they are used to models with low parallax, also commented that 'I was interested in parallax' even when painting. However, if you expand the campus more than usual, you can draw lines or paint correctly without worrying about parallax. Was talking.

Mr. Hoshino, who is using Wacom Cintiq Pro 24, seems to have been using the dedicated wireless remote control 'ExpressKey Remote', but after breakdown he started to use shortcuts etc with a keyboard. However, Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 does not have enough space to put the keyboard on the desk because it is large, and it seems to DIY the sliding keyboard storage area under the desk.

On the other hand, Wacom Cintiq 22 is quite compact compared to Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and it has a sense of exquisite size that is likely to fit just like a general study desk, so it is possible to bring a keyboard in front of the terminal is. The Wacom Cintiq 22 does not have a wireless remote control or shortcut key, so basically it feels like a keyboard if you want to make full use of shortcuts.

When doing coloring, 'It may be because of the pen I am using (CLIP STUDIO PAINT), but when I draw it up, I feel like it is rough'. The 4K compatible Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 is usually used, and it seems that the screen is awkward to say, 'Don't you feel so rough?' I did not say anything when I drew a line drawing, etc., but when I drew a fine line, enlarged a campus, or painted a color, I felt the 'roughness (low resolution)' It's about not to be wiped out.

You can check your Wacom Cintiq 22 drawing for over an hour with the 10X movie below.

10x movie showing illustrator's 'Wacom Cintiq 22' challenge to draw for over 1 hour-YouTube

That's why the finished illustration is this. It took about 1 hour 18 minutes to draw. The Wacom Cintiq 22 seemed to work well with exhaust heat, and the surface did not get hot even when used for more than 2 hours.

The Wacom Cintiq 22 is scheduled to be released on July 25, 2019 (Thursday), and will be available for purchase from the Wacom store, Wacom's official mail-order site, for ¥ 118,800 including tax.

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