chroma metr cs-160

Highy Accurate Tri-stimulus Colorimeter With Newly Designed Sensors

Konica Minolta chroma meter CS-160 designed and built with spectral response that more closely match to CIE 1931 color-matching functions representing the sensitivity of the human eye to provide measurement results that better correlate with visual evaluation. The CS-160 is battery powered, lightweight and portable instrument. Suitable for used in both field or laboratory. 

The chroma meter CS-160 possess an  acceptance angle 1/3° for small light-emitting surfaces and the meter allows luminance and chromaticity to be measured remotely.  Chroma meter CS-160 provides an increased measurement range and sensor that more closely matches the CIE 1931 color-matching functions.

To provide the most accurate measurement of luminance and color, the relative spectral response of the CS-160 should perfectly match the CIE color-matching functions. Alongside improved usability, the CS-160 featured an improved correlation to the color-matching functions which yield more accurate results that closely correlate with visual evaluation and a greatly improved measurement range up to 9,999,000 cd/m².


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CS-160 Chroma Meter

  • Measures both luminance and color simultaneously
  • 1/3° measurement angle
  • Luminance measurement range of 0.1 to 9,999,000 cd/m²
  • Portable, lightweight, compact and battery powered(2xAA)
  • SLR (Single Lens Reflex), precise targeting; shows exact area to measure
  • Converts the color of the indicated area to numerical values
  • Quick measurements of the viewed object color without the influence of outside areas
  • Easy-to-read backlit display for viewing in dark areas
  • Includes Utility Software allows the instrument to be controlled from the PC via USB 2.0
  • Various optional accessories such as illuminance adapter and close up lenses.

CS-160 Chroma Meter


CS-160 Chroma Meter

Measuring angle


Optical system

SLR viewing system, f = 85 mm F2.8

Angle of view

9° (with diopter adjustment)

Relative spectral responsivity

Closely matches CIE 1931 color matching function | (x (Λ), y (Λ), z (Λ))

Minimum measuring area (diameter)

4.5 mm
(0.4 mm when close-up lens is used)

Minimum measuring distance (From the measuring distance reference plane)

1,012 mm
(213 mm when close-up lens is used)

Color notations

(Absolute value) Lv, x, y (Y, x, y), Lv, u’, v’, LV, Tcp, duv, XYZ, LV, Λd, Pe

Measurement mode

(Luminance) Instananeous value, maximum/minimum value, luminance difference (Δ)/luminance ratio (%)
(Chromaticity) Instananeous value, chromaticity difference (Δ)

Measurement time

Auto: 0.7 to 4.3 seconds Manual: 0.7 to 7.1 seconds

Luminance unit

cd/m² or fL

Luminance range

0.1 to 9,999,000 cd/m²


(Luminance) +/-2% +/- 1 digit
(Chromaticity) +/-0.004 (50 cd/m² or more)


(Luminance) 0.2% + 1 digit
(Chromaticity) 0.001 (100 cd/m² or more)
(Chromaticity) 0.002 (50 cd/m² or more)

Calibration standard

Konica Minolta standard/user-specified standard switchable

User calibration channels

10 channels

Data memory

1,000 data

External display
(Number of significant digits)

(Luminance) 4 digits
(Chromaticity) 4 digits

Internal display
(Number of significant digits)

(Luminance) 4 digits


USB 2.0


AA-size batteries (x2), USB bus power, or optional AC adapter

Current consumption

When viewfinder display is lit: 70 mA average

Operation temperature/humidity range

0 to 40°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C)

Storage temperature/humidity range

0 to 45°C, relative humidity of 85% or less (at 35°C)


71 x 214 x 154 mm


850 g (without batteries)

Standard accessories

Lens Cap
Eyepiece ND Filter
Eyepiece Cap
AA-size batteries (x2)
Hard Case CS-A12
Wrist Strap CS-A13
USB Cable T-A15
Data Management Software CS-S20

Optional accessories

Close-Up Lens No. 153/135/122/110
CCD Camera Adapter CS-A14
Illuminance Adapter CS-A15
White Calibration Plate (for 45-0) CS-A20
AC Adapter AC-A305J/L/M

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

*1 Standard Illuminant A; Standard measurement distance; Measurement time setting: Auto