Digital Backs

We use the best digital backs and sensors for our imaging systems. We have partnered with Phase One and Mamiya Leaf to bring the best quality with the highest resolution to our systems and to you. You won’t find a better quality image producer anywhere.
We are also proud to announce the first ever 150 megapixel digital back from Phase One, read on for more.

Phase One IQ4 150MP with XF Camera

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Introducing the IQ4 150mp – The first 150 megapixel sensor

Phase One has always strived to offer our customers the ultimate photographic flexibility. They were the first to offer Full Frame Medium Format CCD systems and now the first to offer a Full Frame Medium Format CMOS solution. The Phase One XF 150MP Camera System offers the same great advantages of full frame usability with the added benefits of CMOS. No lens crop factors, no focus screen masks, just uncompromised image quality from edge to edge.

Color Built for Cultural Heritage

Professional color management has always been an essential part of ensuring Phase One shooters get the ultimate image quality they demand. Phase One’s own Image Professor, Niels V. Knudsen and his team have worked for decades perfecting the color response of Phase One hardware. The Phase One Color is not just a science but a passion that runs deep at Phase One.

151-Megapixels
The XF IQ4 150MP Camera System utilizes the highest resolution full frame medium format sensor available, ensuring that each RAW image file contains unprecedented detail. The 151-megapixel sensor provides 50 more megapixels than Phase One’s 101-megapixel sensor, translating to a substantial 22% increase in resolution. The flexibility afforded by such image resolution opens new large-scale printing possibilities, as well as providing the flexibility and convenience to crop and scale images to previously unimaginable levels.
Backside Illuminated (BSI)
The IQ4 150MP Backside Illuminated (BSI) sensors introduces the new standard of digital sensor technology to full frame medium format photography. The IQ4 150MP BSI sensor’s ultra-efficient pixel design results in the uninterrupted capture of light within each pixel, directly translating a more accurate render with improved color, detail and noise handling within the RAW file.
Built on the Infinity Platform
At the core of the IQ4 is the Infinity Platform, which lays a new foundation for image quality advancement, workflow optimization and feature development. The Infinity Platform is built to grow, expand and adapt, allowing Phase One engineers to explore new possibilities in digital imaging and deliver a steady stream of new innovations to ensure you are able to perform at the highest professional level now and well into the future.
Capture One Inside
The cutting-edge RAW editing core of Capture One has been directly integrated in the Infinity Platform, providing advanced control within preview and image settings, and opening the door for future customization of the RAW file at the time of capture. Capture One Inside ensures the most efficient and controlled capture workflow, bringing the capture and post-capture workflows closer together than ever before.

Today, Capture One Inside delivers:

• IIQ RAW file “Style” integration
• JPEG processing in-camera
• Improved image quality and preview performance
• Improved Live View, faster frame rates, new tools

Full Frame Medium Format
The full frame medium format sensors found in XF IQ4 Camera Systems, 1.5x the size of crop sensor mirrorless medium format, allow you to capture more data, providing more detail and impressive results so that you can achieve your creative vision straight out of the camera. With the expanded output flexibility provided by the high resolution and up to 15 stops of dynamic range, your workflow options grow exponentially.
Future-Proof Tethering Options

Attuned to the professional workflow, multiple tethering options capable of handling the high bandwidth are included in the IQ4 – Ethernet, USB-C and Wireless. All tethering and local storage options can be combined and customized to address your specific workflow needs.

Wirelesstethering can be used to transfer RAW files to Capture One in addition to storing them in-camera. This solution can be used as a backup or as part of a custom workflow.

Ethernetgrants the potential for a fully customized, integrated and dynamic workflow, providing the potential to capture into or through any Ethernet supported device. In addition, the long cable lengths and power provided via Ethernet eliminates workflow concerns surrounding battery power or cable length.

USB-Cprovides a standard port type for convenient tethering on a wide variety of common devices. USB-C also delivers multiple power integration options.

Ethernet and USB-C allow data transfer and system integration with no additional accessories necessary – transfer from local storage to any host without removing the card. And with a variety of cable lengths available, both Ethernet and USB-C can be exactly configured to suit your workflow needs.

Power Management

XF power share allows you to change the battery in the digital back or XF body individually, with no system downtime or workflow interruption, as long as the remaining battery has a charge.

With IQ4, there is an extra power boost thanks to Power over Ethernet (PoE) and USB-C tethering options which are able to provide power directly to the camera system. Ethernet tethering and PoE provides an uninterrupted workflow when shooting in the studio, while external power banks can be utilized to extend uptime in the field.

Dual Storage

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XQDfacilitates a faster capture and data transfer rate, ensuring that your workflow remains smooth and efficient, even when shooting 16-bit RAW images. The IQ4 is prepared for CFexpress support.

SDfacilitates a more flexible workflow with a widely-used card type. You can use the SD storage as a second card to expand your total storage (Just a bunch of disks – “JBOD”), as a mirrored backup of your primary storage, or as JPEG storage alongside primary RAW capture. SD is a widely-used, and easily found, card type that has become a standard within photography. You can easily transfer images to a supported device in the field without the use of additional accessories or cables, for faster edits, client proofs or backup.

Modular

The IQ4 continues the Phase One Open Platform Philosophy, delivering a solution which is both modular and future-proof. The IQ4 gains tremendous functionality and workflow benefits when used as part of an XF Camera System but can also be used with a variety of other cameras for creative flexibility and project-specific need.

The flexible modularity of the XF Camera System, and its seamless, feature-rich, and customizable workflow, helps professionals realize their most demanding creative visions. The XF Camera System allows for a wide selection of high resolution Schneider Kreuznach lenses and purpose-built IQ digital backs to be combined, and capture settings customized, for efficient and high quality RAW output.

Regardless of system choice, the IQ4 Platform is primed for future development in the form of periodic firmware updates aimed at improving experience and functionality. We listen to the needs of our photographers to guide our development in creating workflow innovations that continually provide the highest professional standard.

Capture One Inside
The cutting-edge RAW editing core of Capture One has been directly integrated in the Infinity Platform, providing advanced control within preview and image settings, and opening the door for future customization of the RAW file at the time of capture. Capture One Inside ensures the most efficient and controlled capture workflow, bringing the capture and post-capture workflows closer together than ever before.

Today, Capture One Inside delivers:

• IIQ RAW file “Style” integration
• JPEG processing in-camera
• Improved image quality and preview performance
• Improved Live View, faster frame rates, new tools

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One shot from the IQ3 100MP, red square shows the 100% zoom portion. FADGI 4 Verified.
Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

The XF IQ4 150MP Camera System provides unparalleled resolution and detail, allowing you to produce RAW images that are larger than life, for limitless editing possibilities. The XF IQ4 150MP Camera System is much more than the world’s first 151-megapixel camera – it’s a forward-thinking companion for producing the most creative and ambitious photographic visions.

 

Tech
Specs

IQ4 150MP

IQ4 150MP Achromatic

IQ4 100MP Trichromatic

Resolution 151 Megapixel 151 Megapixel 101 Megapixel
Long Exposure 60 min. 60 min. 60 min.
16 bit Opticolor+ Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic range TBA TBA TBA
Sensitivity (ISO) 50 – 25600* 200 – 102400* 35 – 12800
Sensor type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor size
53,4 x 40 53,4 x 40 53,4 x 40
Active pixels 14204 x 10652 14204 x 10652 11608 x 8708
Pixel size (micron) 3.76 x 3.76 3.76 x 3.76 4.6 x 4.6
Output image dim. 300 DPI 120.26 x 90.19 cm 120.26 x 90.19 cm 98.3 x 73.2 cm
Output image dim. 600 DPI 60.13 x 45.09 cm 60.13 x 45.09 cm 49.1 x 36.9 cm
Mount option XF XF XF
3.2″ multi touch display Yes Yes Yes
XF Powershare Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Shutter (ES) Yes Yes Yes
USB-C Yes Yes Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 Yes Yes Yes
HDMI (mini) Yes Yes Yes
File formats IIQ L 16, IIQ L, IIQ S IIQ L 16, IIQ L, IIQ S IIQ L 16, IIQ L, IIQ S

Captures Per Second14-bit16-bit14-bit16-bit14-bit16-bitFocal plane (full res.)1.40.71.40.71.80.7Leaf shutter (full res.)1.20.71.20.71.20.7

The sensors in the IQ3 100MP, 80MP, IQ3 60MP, IQ3 50MP and IQ2 60MP Achromatic are exclusively found in Phase One products. Not only are they exclusive they are more than twice this size of a 35mm DSLR like Canon or Nikon. Their size allows you to realize the full potential of your lenses. Whether it’s a tight interior space or scenic vista, the full frame sensors mean you’ll get more out of every scene.

Specifications

IQ3 100MP

IQ3 80MP

IQ3 60MP

IQ3 50MP

Resolution 101 Megapixel 80 Megapixel 60 Megapixel 50 Megapixel
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Long Exposure  60 min. 60 min. 60 min. 60 min.
16 bit Opticolor+  YES YES YES NO
Dynamic Range  15 f-stops 13 f-stops 13 f-stops 14 f-stops
Sensitivity (ISO)  50 – 12800 50-800 50-800 100-6400
Sensitivity (ISO) – Long Exp.  50 – 12800 200-3200 140-3200 100-6400
Sensor+ (ISO) – 1/4 of total res.  No Sensor+ 200-3200 200-3200 No Sensor+
Lens Factor  1 1 1 1.3
Sensor Type  CMOS CCD CCD CMOS
Active Pixels  11608 x 8708 10328 x 7760 8984 x 6732 8280 x 6208
Pixel Size (micron) 4.6 x 4.6 5.2 x 5.2 6.0 x 6.0 5.3 x 5.3
Output image dim. 300 DPI  98.3 x 73.2 87.4 x 65.6 cm 76.1 x 57 cm 70.1 x 52.6 cm
Output image dim. 600 DPI  49.1 x 36.9 43.7 x 32.8 cm 38 x 28.5 cm 35.0 x 26.3 cm
Mount Options  XF/DF+/Hasselblad XF/H/V XF(IQ2 available for H/V) XF(IQ2 available for H/V)
3.2″ Touch Display  YES YES YES YES
High Bandwidth Ports  YES YES YES YES
XF Body Powershare YES YES YES YES
Wi-Fi 802.11 n  YES YES YES YES

Captures Per Second

Focal Plane (Full res.)  1.4 0.8 0.9 1.8
Focal Plane (Sensor+)  N/A 1.1 1.2 N/A
Leaf Shutter (Full res.)  1.2 0.7 0.8 1.4
Leaf Shutter (Sensor+)  N/A 1 1.4 N/A

Pushing image quality beyond megapixels IQ2 digital backs offer stunning image quality with up to 80 megapixel captures. At the heart of these digital backs sit the largest cutting-edge sensors on the market; up to 2.5 times larger than the sensors found in full-frame 35mm DSLR cameras.

 

Specs

IQ250

IQ280

IQ260

IQ260 Achromatic

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Sensor Format and Size      
Lens Factor 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0
Sensor Type CMOS CCD CCD CCD
Sensor Size (mm) 44.0 x 33.0 53.7 x 40.4 53.9 x 40.4 53.9 x 40.4
Active Pixels, Full Resolution

8280 x 6208

10,328 x 7760 8,984 x 6,732 8,984 x 6,732
Active Pixels, Sensor* N/A 5,162 x 3,878 4,490 x 3,364 N/A
Pixel size (micron) 5.3 x 5.3 Full Res: 5.2 x 5.2 Sensor*: 10.4 x 10.4 Full Res: 6 x 6 Sensor*: 12 x 12 Full Res: 6 x 6 Sensor*: 12 x 12
Resolution (megapixels) 50 80 (20 with Sensor+) 60.5 (15 with Sensor+) 60.5
Light Sensitivity (ISO) 100-6400 ISO 35-800 (140-3200 in Sensor+)  50-800 (200-3200 in Sensor+)  200-3200
Exposure Time 1/10,000 sec – 1 hour 1/10,000 sec – 2 minutes 1/10,000 sec – 1 hour (@ISO140) 1/10,000 sec – 2 minutes
Image Quality  14 f-stops 16 bit-Opticolor, 12.5 f-stops, Lens+ technology
Capture Time (frames per sec*) 1.2 0.7 (0.9 in Sensor+) 1.0 (1.4 in Sensor+) 1.0
Image Buffer 2 GB 1 GB
Display 3.2″ Touch screen with 1.15 megapixels 290 ppi (dpi) 16 million colors, 170° viewing angle

*Max expected performance. The actual performance will be dependent on the camera model and on the camera and digital back capture modes.

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