Sunday, February 27, 2011

Comparison Wacom Intuos 3, Bamboo Pen & Touch and Genius Tablet


As I stated in my last post, I'm currently attending a 3 month + training on Animation Pre-production. On the class, we were given the opportunity to use Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch that is provided in the computer lab. We also were given permission to bring the tablet back home to do our assignments.

Three of my friends brings their own tablet, one of them bring Genius M609, the other M609X and Genius G-Pen 450.

Curious with the difference, I've asked permission from them to test all the tablets throughly in Photoshop, while also playing around the sensitivity using the tablet driver control panel. Of course I also tested the Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch.

The specs for the tablets are below :

Wacom Intuos 3

1024 pressure sensitivity
Tablet resolution : 5080lpi.(line per inch)

Wacom Bamboo Pen and Touch
1024 pressure sensitivity
Tablet resolution :2540lpi

Genius tablet, M609 / X
1024 level of sensitivity
Tablet resolution :4000lpi

 Genius tablet, G Pen 450
1024 level of sensitivity
Tablet resolution :2000lpi

 The spec written makes Genius and Wacom seems on par, but there is more than that. What is the most important thing in tablet is how natural we feel when using these tablet to draw something digitally. We want the feel to be as close as traditional pen on paper feel.

Genius use battery on their digitizer pen while Wacom pen doesn't need any battery at all. This makes the pen on genius tablet a little bit bulky than wacom.

I test the tablet by drawing a few strokes in Photoshop.
First thing I notice  that Genius pen tip feels a little springy and spongy. Wacom Bamboo tips meanwhile feels solid and little bit hard, while Intuos feels just nice.

The tablet surface of both Genius pen feels like scratching on hard plastic. Wacom Intuos surface feels very smooth and a bit slippy. Bamboo surface feels just nice, like writing on paper.

Both Wacom Pen has dual sensors, bottom for normal pen tip while on top has a bigger pressure sensitive button for eraser. Both Genius Pen doesnt have that.

Wacom Bamboo Pen is shaped like natural ball point pen, with 2 sided single buttons that fits right onto our thumb.

Wacom Intuos3 Pen is cylinder shaped, longer than Bamboo Pen with rubber grip and 2 sided single buttons. The button is ergonomicly design to fit on the side of the thumb, but little bit loose fitting compared to Bamboo.

Genius G-Pen 450 Pen is closer to fountain pen shaped, with a handle to hang on our our shirt pocket. It also has 2 button, however the button doesnt fit onto my thumb perfectly.
Genius M609 Pen design is also like 450, but much bigger and bulky. The pen also have 2 button, also doesnt fit onto my thumb, it is place higher than my thumb when holding the pen in natural way.

The brush strokes produced on both Genius is quite good, with variety of strokes width as I play with my hand pressure. However, as the pen tilt 60 degree to 180 degree, the pen fails to register. The strokes that I draw snaps into pieces as the pen tilt. This is quite annoying as most people will never hold their pen at 90 degree straight. The problem can be repeated over and over when drawing a curved stroke, where the pen tilted as our hand rotates.

Both Wacom intuos and Bamboo doesnt have this problem. Intuos has a tilt sensor to simulate a natural brush bristle that has uneven surface at different angles, while Bamboo doesnt.

From my test, I have decided that I prefer Wacom tablets better than Genius. Genius is good, but Wacom is better. Wacom Pen feels much more natural in my hand than Genius Pen. The pen tilt issues on Genius pen annoy me the most, while I have no problem with Genius Pen pressure sensitivity.

I recommend Intuos series the most, with Bamboo Pen and Touch 2nd. If you want to buy a tablet with tight budget, I really suggest you try getting a second hand Wacom tablet instead of Genius.


Anonymous said...

В этом что-то есть. Большое благодарность изза объяснение, ныне я буду знать. [url=]ремонт квартир фото[/url]

Anonymous said...

Ultimate decision of decidіng on an MBA cοllege Gurgaon іѕ going to be yourѕ only.

OLWA Uniѵеrsity is accepting аpplications from ѕcholаrs, full timе ρrofessionals, military vetеrans, mid
cаreer aρplieԁ researchers, and dealing mothеrs all over the worlԁ.
00 and also thе tuition per three-credit psycholоgy courѕе is $1,218.

Ѕtop by mу site ... visit the up coming document

Anonymous said...

Tuition for your 2010-2011 school yeaг is $8,050 ρer semester.

Thiѕ coulԁ dаte aѕ faг bacκ as hundreds of millionѕ tο іmmеaѕureable yearѕ ago, accorԁing to foѕsils ԁug
by reseaгcherѕ in known foѕsil ѕiteѕ.
Finаlly, it can be implіcitly recognized that SAT scoгes are thе pгeferгed measure
of preρагеdness whеn applying
to tоp Neѵada uniѵeгsіties and collegeѕ.

Feеl free tо surf to my homepаge; centered leadership

Anonymous said...

Hi to every body, it's my first pay a quick visit of this blog; this blog carries awesome and really excellent information in support of visitors.

Feel free to visit my page ... cardshare

Anonymous said...

Can you tell us more about this? I'd care to find out more details.

Stop by my web page - dreambox 800 hd cccam yükleme

oakleyses said...

oakley sunglasses, kate spade outlet, ray ban sunglasses, polo ralph lauren, longchamp outlet, christian louboutin uk, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany and co, louis vuitton outlet, christian louboutin shoes, chanel handbags, nike roshe, nike free, replica watches, ray ban sunglasses, polo outlet, oakley sunglasses wholesale, longchamp pas cher, ray ban sunglasses, prada handbags, nike air max, longchamp outlet, replica watches, burberry pas cher, oakley sunglasses, jordan pas cher, tory burch outlet, sac longchamp pas cher, gucci handbags, polo ralph lauren outlet online, air max, uggs on sale, tiffany jewelry, louis vuitton outlet, ugg boots, jordan shoes, louis vuitton, longchamp outlet, nike free run, louis vuitton outlet, louboutin pas cher, nike outlet, ugg boots, michael kors pas cher, christian louboutin, prada outlet, christian louboutin outlet, nike air max, louis vuitton

oakleyses said...

michael kors outlet, nike air max uk, hollister uk, hollister pas cher, vans pas cher, burberry handbags, north face uk, michael kors outlet, guess pas cher, uggs outlet, nike roshe run uk, true religion outlet, nike blazer pas cher, michael kors, true religion jeans, abercrombie and fitch uk, michael kors outlet online, timberland pas cher, polo lacoste, nike air max uk, ray ban pas cher, michael kors outlet online, mulberry uk, lululemon canada, kate spade, true religion outlet, sac vanessa bruno, burberry outlet, michael kors, michael kors outlet, nike tn, michael kors outlet online, replica handbags, north face, nike air max, new balance, oakley pas cher, uggs outlet, hogan outlet, coach purses, michael kors outlet online, nike air force, ralph lauren uk, coach outlet, nike free uk, ray ban uk, sac hermes, coach outlet store online, converse pas cher

oakleyses said...

abercrombie and fitch, north face outlet, herve leger, louboutin, giuseppe zanotti outlet, timberland boots, vans outlet, nfl jerseys, nike roshe run, ghd hair, hollister clothing, new balance shoes, mcm handbags, iphone cases, ferragamo shoes, p90x workout, nike air max, instyler, lululemon, lancel, ray ban, vans, mac cosmetics, chi flat iron, soccer jerseys, hollister, converse outlet, wedding dresses, gucci, beats by dre, ralph lauren, soccer shoes, longchamp uk, oakley, hermes belt, bottega veneta, jimmy choo outlet, nike air max, hollister, celine handbags, asics running shoes, babyliss, baseball bats, nike trainers uk, nike huaraches, north face outlet, reebok outlet, valentino shoes, insanity workout, mont blanc pens

oakleyses said...

wedding dresses, hollister, swarovski, canada goose outlet, links of london, barbour uk, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, louis vuitton, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, ugg pas cher, louis vuitton, pandora uk, montre pas cher, canada goose jackets, toms shoes, moncler, pandora charms, thomas sabo, doudoune moncler, karen millen uk, canada goose, barbour, moncler uk, juicy couture outlet, juicy couture outlet, swarovski crystal, replica watches, moncler outlet, moncler, pandora jewelry, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, marc jacobs, canada goose, canada goose, canada goose outlet, louis vuitton, canada goose uk, moncler, pandora jewelry, moncler, supra shoes, canada goose outlet, ugg, ugg uk, coach outlet, louis vuitton

soma taha said...

Saved as a favorite, I love your site!

Free Advertising