Cintiq 16 (DTK1660) and Cintiq Pro 16 (DTH1620) Spec Comparison – MacHollywood | Your Premier Tech Partner

Cintiq 16 (DTK1660) and Cintiq Pro 16 (DTH1620) Spec Comparison

Posted by Stefan Petit on

Just like the new 2019 Cintiq 22 and the older Cintiq 22HD, the differences between the 2018 Cintiq 16 and 2016 Cintiq Pro 16 can be a bit blurry. If you don't know what you're looking for, or you don't keep up to date with Wacom products, you might miss out on some pretty important features. Other than the cost, most of the differences and similarities aren't made too obvious. Let's compare the technical specifications so you can make an educated purchase that you won't regret! 


Cintiq 16 - DTK1660 (2018)

Cintiq Pro 16 - DTH1620 (2016)


To really get into the specifics, lets break this down to the technical details: 


Cintiq 16 (DTK1660) Cintiq Pro 16 (DTK2260K0A)
Dimensions 422 x 285 x 25 mm
16.6 x 11.2 x 1.0 in
410 x 265 x 17.5 mm
16.2 x 10.4 x .7 in
Active Area 344 x 194 mm
13.6 x 7.6 in
345 x 194 mm
13.6 x 7.6 in
Resolution 1920x1080 HD
5080 lpi
3840 x 2160 UHD
5080 lpi
Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Display IPS IPS UHD high brightness panel
Color Gamut

72% NTSC (CIE1931) (typ)
96% sRGB (CIE1931) (typ)

Adobe RGB at CIE1931
Coverage Ratio: 85%
Area Ratio: 94%

Adobe RGB at CIE1976
Coverage Ratio: 90%
Area Ratio: 94%
Colors 16.7 million (8 bits) 16.7 million
Viewing Angle 176/176 degrees (typ) 176° (88°/88°) H, (88°/88°) V
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 1000:1
Brightness 210 cd/m2 (typ) 250 cd/m2
Response Rate 25ms 25ms
Touch None Multi-Touch
Weight 1.9kg (4.18 lbs) 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)
PC/Mac Compatibility Both Both
ExpressKey Remote Accessory Compatible Compatible
Pen Included Pro Pen 2 KP504 Pro Pen 2 KP504
Pen Pressure 8192 Levels 8192 Levels
ExpressKeys / Touch None

Tablet Settings Touch Keys for Tablet Mode, Wacom Settings Panel, Virtual Keyboard, Display Settings, Touch On/Off

Stand Adjustability 19° With built-in, fold-out legs 20° With built-in, fold-out legs
PC/Mac Input USB-A USB-C (USB-A with Link Plus)
Video Input


USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
HDMI or MiniDisplay with included Link Plus
Peripheral Connection None

3x USB-C
1x SD Card Reader
1x 3.5 mm Audio Jack

Warranty 1 Years in US 2 Year in US
Included Accessories Pro Pen 2 (KP504E)
Detachable pen holder with 3 standard nibs
3-in-1 cable (1.8m)
AC adaptor (12V, 3A, 36W)
Power cable (1.8m)
Pro Pen 2 (KP504E)
Pen stand with 10 nibs (6 standard, 4 felt)
Pen Clip
AC adaptor / Power cable
Wacom Link Plus with Micro-USB, Mini-DisplayPort, HDMI port and 2 USB-C ports & cables (USB-C to USB-C, Mini-DisplayPort to Mini-DisplayPort, USB-A to Micro-USB)
Compatible Pens Current Gens.: Pro Pen 2 (KP504E), Pro Pen Slim (KP301E), Pro Pen 3D (KP505).
Legacy Gens.: Pro Pen (KP503E), Grip Pen (KP501E), Art Pen (KP701E2), Classic Pen (KP300E2), Airbrush Pen (KP400E2).
Current Gens.: Pro Pen 2 (KP504E), Pro Pen Slim (KP301E), Pro Pen 3D (KP505).
Legacy Gens.: Pro Pen (KP503E), Grip Pen (KP501E), Art Pen (KP701E2), Classic Pen (KP300E2), Airbrush Pen (KP400E2).


Overall, the most notable differences between the two are the resolution and touch features. That's what really sets the Pro apart as a "Professional" Cintiq. To be honest, 1080p looks nice on a smaller screen; but 4K on this display is phenomenal! So 1080p will get the average user by without much trouble, as for the working artist who’s producing high production material, it’s essential to have your images seen in crystal clarity. We have a lot of photographers and retouchers come into our store and its is always their main concern. Especially when they make the choice to go in for a larger Cintiq.

I wish I could say that the touch features were as important to professionals as resolution was, but it just isn't as necessary to their current workflow. Don’t get me wrong, I own an 16 Pro, and I love the touch features. Being able to rotate and zoom without switching keys is a great time-saver. The way I can adjust my canvas around into a comfortable position is much like sliding a piece of paper on my desk to get that specific stroke just right. Despite my enjoyment of the ability to do this, most artists I’ve met just don’t take the time to include the features into their workflow unfortunately.

In addition to the better color gamut, display tech, and parallax, the Pro 16 is the clear winner in my book. But if you are beginner, student, or hobbyist, the Cintiq 16(HD) is a great entry level Display Tablet considering its HD and you get the Pro Pen 2 with 8K levels of sensitivity. And for the price of $650, you get everything you need to start your art career. Once you evolve as an artist, you can always put money towards a Pro in the future which will pay for itself immediately with professional client work!


Comparing each Cintiq with a chart is great and all, but nothing beats getting some hands on experience. If you're in the Hollywood CA area, please drop by to our Wacom Experience Center on Sunset Blvd. We have Cintiqs for Sale and Demos; including Photoshop, Sketchbook, and Blender software you can test them with.

And feel free to bring in your own laptop if you'd like to test them with your own software/projects!


Purchase Cintiq 16 - DTK1660
Purchase Cintiq Pro 16 - DTH1620


Reach out if you have any questions:

Call: 323.957.9557
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