Phase One Announces IQ260 & IQ280

Phase One IQ2

Phase One IQ2 Series

We are excited to announce the newest generation of Digital Backs from Phase One, the all new IQ260 and IQ280. This is the first introductory announcement; stay posted for the full Capture Integration review. Our full landing pages will be updated very shortly – including full specs and details! Update: Check out our new IQ2 Landing Page!


Phase One has announced three new digital back models that improves upon the original IQ series:

IQ280 – Sporting the same sensor as the IQ180 but with improved dynamic range and built-in WiFi. The highest quality digital back ever
IQ260 – Featuring a new 1 hour exposure time, improved dynamic range and built-in WiFi. Base ISO 160.
IQ260 Achromatic – This one of a kind camera system produces a pure Black and White image with no conversion or interpolation. Includes all the features* of the base IQ260 as well. *Does not capture long exposures.

All IQ2 camera backs feature full-frame 645 format sensors designed collaboratively by Phase One and Teledyne Dalsa to deliver the world’s best image quality. In addition, Phase One IQ2 camera backs deliver a full 13 f-stops of dynamic range, which combined with meticulous calibration and careful hardware and software optimization ensures that the image quality is matched by no other camera.


The 80 megapixel IQ280 puts Wi-Fi in a new perspective, enabling remote image capture and viewing of huge 80 megapixel images on an iPad running Phase One’s Capture Pilot App. It represents the pinnacle of image quality. With an ISO as low as 35, no other camera or digital back can get better images. 13 f-stops dynamic range.


The 60 megapixel IQ260 offers unparalleled capture versatility, with exposure ranges from 1/10000s to one hour with virtually noise-free images. The 60 megapixel sensor at the heart of the IQ260 is a unique 645 format full-frame device found only in this digital back. It offers the widest exposure range opportunities on the market coupled with phenomenal image quality. And both the IQ280 and IQ260 capture raw images at 16-bit color depth per channel, enabling reproduction of scenes with ultra-smooth transitions.

  • IQ260 delivers clean long exposures up to 60 minutes (and as fast as 1/10000s)
  • The sensor is uniquely and exclusively designed for Phase One

IQ260 Achromatic


The Phase One IQ260 Achromatic is a dedicated image capture device designed to deliver the highest-quality pure black and white images. It fully shares the IQ2 series’ “unplugged” assets. At the core of this system is a 60-megapixel sensor with no color filter array mounted, which means that no interpolation is necessary. Each and every pixel of the sensor is focused purely on capturing the finest details of an image. This digital back comes with no mounted IR cut-off filter, and the IQ260 Achromatic is capable of capturing image in three light spectrums: infrared, visible and ultraviolet — permitting photographers to experiment with a wide range of their choice of filters to create unique images for artistic and scientific purposes.


Now with built in WiFi – create a wireless hotspot from your camera and view previews, rate, and fire the camera all from your iPad or iPhone!

  • Connect iPads or iPhones running Capture Pilot directly to an IQ2
  • Remote trigger captures
  • Zoom, Pan and Browse full res images
  • Save location data (GPS and more) from iPad/iPhone
  • Built-in antennas and Wi-Fi functionality, no additional accessories needed

wireless integration

“Instead of trying to make our wireless connection a replacement for a wired file transfer, as others have done, our solution focuses on helping get the right image capture — whether that means perfecting composition or focus, or simply easing the challenges of capturing a hard-to-reach image from a remote location,” said Jan H. Christiansen, marketing director, Phase One.

Profoto Integration profoto

Control your compatible Profoto system from the camera during tethered shooting.

  • Wireless light adjustment from the camera
  • Adjust aperture values on camera 
  • Control multiple light sources simultaneously
  • Requires compatible transceivers

Pricing and Availability through Capture Integration

  • IQ260 – $36,990 | IQ260 Achromatic – $44,990
  • IQ280 – $43,990

The Phase One IQ260, IQ260 Achromatic and IQ280 are expected to be available In June 2013. The products may be pre-ordered through Capture Integration immediately. Capture Integration is hosting a major Release Event in Miami, FL on April 26, 2013. Full details will be posted shortly. Attractive upgrade offers are available for all existing Phase One photographers. Pre-owned and Refurbished digital backs are also available through Capture Integration – Contact Us for more details.

Phase One Investment Protection Plan

World’s Best Photography Tour 2013

Capture Integration and Phase One will present these new models at a special half-day event in Miami, Florida. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about these exciting new digital backs and test them for yourself. Miami is one of only 6 US cities selected for this tour. Two professional photographers will present their work using the new technologies. Phase One representatives will present the new technology. This is a hands-on experience – along with a loaner program opportunity.

IQ2 Release Party – On the Pool Deck at Capture Integration
Date: Friday April 26, 2013 (time TBA)
Location: Capture Integration – Miami • 1040 Biscayne Boulevard • Miami, FL


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