Phase One’s New $50,000+ XF IQ4 Camera System

Phase One's New $50,000+ XF IQ4 150MP Camera System

Today Phase One introduced the XF IQ4 150MP Camera System. The IQ4 system is made up of three new digital backs and a processing platform called the Infinity Platform. With these new developments, Phase One “lays a new foundation for image quality advancement, workflow optimization and feature development today and well into the future”.

  • Three Full-Frame Medium-Format Camera Systems

  • XF IQ4 150MP Achromatic Camera System ($54,990), XF IQ4 150MP Camera System ($51,990), XF IQ4 100MP Trichromatic Camera System ($47,990)

  • The 150MP digital backs feature 151-megapixel sensors that “provide 50 more megapixels than Phase One’s 101-megapixel sensor, translating to a substantial 22% increase in resolution

  • Capture One Inside, JPEG processing in-camera

Phase One XF IQ4 150MP Camera System

Photo © Paloma Rincón for Phase One

The Infinity Platform

Phase One’s new Infinity Platform is the foundation for the XF IQ4 Camera Systems. The company’s vision is “to not only develop for what we have today, but where we see the camera system in the future. This mentality was first adopted by Phase One with the XF Camera Body, introduced in June of 2015 and perpetually expanding in terms of features and functionality. Phase One now takes that same approach and applies it to the processing platform of the IQ4 itself.”

Capture One Inside

Another major feature of the Infinity Platform is Capture One Inside, bringing the RAW editing features of Capture One directly into the Infinity Platform. This allows for advanced control within the preview and image settings and opens the door for RAW image customizations at the time of capture.

According to Phase One, 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

Watch the video demo of Phase One’s new XF IQ4 Camera System

IQ4 Hardware Features

The XF IQ4 Camera System features three digital backs: the 151-megapixel XF IQ4 150MP Achromatic, the 151-megapixel XF IQ4 150MP, and the 101-megapixel XF IQ4 100MP Trichromatic.

All of the digital backs have a number of smart features including larger sensors, dual storage, tethering and wireless data transfer options, and more. The IQ4 150MP Achromatic and the IQ4 150MP backs feature backside illuminated sensors for increased quality.

Backside Illuminated (BSI) Sensors

backside illuminated sensors phase one

The 150MP Backside Illuminated (BSI) sensors offer improved color, detail and noise handling within the RAW file. The first 150MP full-frame medium-format camera system.

Full Frame Medium Format

Featuring full frame medium format sensors that are 2.5x larger than 35mm DSLR sensors. The increased sensor size allows for you to capture more data and detail along with up to 15 stops of dynamic range.

phase one full frame medium format sensor

Dual Storage

The IQ4 features dual storage with an XQD Memory Card slot and an SD Memory Card slot. The XQD is a relatively newer memory card format offering faster capture and data transfer speeds.

dual storage phase one iq4 camera

Tethering Options

The IQ4 system features multiple tethering options for transferring data. These include: Wireless, Ethernet, USB-C

This allows a user to easily transfer their images a number of ways to a variety of devices like external hard-drives, mobile phones, online storage solutions, and more.

tethering options phase one iq4 camera system

Pricing & Availability

Phase One XF IQ4 Camera Systems will be available in October 2018 at a cost of:

  • $54,990 USD for the XF IQ4 150MP Achromatic Camera System

  • $51,990 USD for the XF IQ4 150MP Camera System

  • $47,990 USD for the XF IQ4 100MP Trichromatic Camera System

Compare and learn more about the XF IQ4 Camera Systems on Phase One.

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