Phase One XF IQ3 Camera System

XF Camera System | IQ3 Digital BacksNew LS LensesPricing & Availability

Phase One today introduced the new standard in professional photography equipment. Designed in-house by Phase One, the XF Camera System represents a fundamental re-engineering of all key elements in a modern camera system. With robust, aerial-grade mechanics, advanced electronics, a new autofocus platform, new modularity options, new software and customizable touch controls, this system is based on more than 20 years of digital imaging design expertise, a commitment to open systems, and a relentless focus on image quality.

  • New Autofocus Platform
  • OneTouch User Interface
  • New IQ3 Digital Backs
  • New 35mm and 120mm LS Lenses
  • Capture One 8.3
  • New Modular Viewfinders

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Phase One XF IQ3 Camera SystemXF Camera System

Introducing the Phase One XF Camera System – a fully modular camera system designed as a platform of imaging possibilities. With the new and exclusive 80 megapixel imaging sensor, the XF Camera System delivers extreme long exposures of up to 60 minutes across 50MP, 60MP and 80MP configurations.

New OneTouch UI
Being the first to embrace new technology and integrate a touch based user interface to a digital back, Phase One is proud to continue the tradition with the XF Camera System with 3 customizable dials and 2 touch screens. The OneTouch UI on the XF camera is a seamless combination of intuitive dials, keys and touch screen interactions. Each operation is used only where it makes sense and where you want it. OneTouch UI is designed with the goal of making controls so simple that photographers will feel at home within moments of getting started. Two separate, yet fully integrated, touch displays are now available on the XF Camera System. The 1.6” grip screen is designed for clear visibility in any lighting condition using a transflective capacitive touch display. The back screen is a retina touch screen designed to show high-quality image previews, providing the ability to zoom to 100% with a simple tap. With the 3.2” touch screen LCD there is ample space to compose and review, as well as operate advanced tools.

New Autofocus Platform
The XF Camera System marks an important milestone for Phase One. It is the introduction of a new patent pending and fully controlled in-house autofocus system. The Honeybee Autofocus Platform, or HAP-1. Using a unique floating-point architecture and a fully programmable interface, HAP-1 is the most precise Phase One system ever built and will be easy to expand for years to come.

HAP-1 is designed with a brand new custom processor, coupled with a high-resolution CMOS AF sensor. Combining a unique floating-point architecture and a fully programmable interface, HAP-1 is easy to expand and will allow us to continuously tailor the autofocus system to meet your needs, providing user-accessible software updates for years to come. The initial configuration of HAP-1 is built for precision in typical professional environments. Using a new white spectrum focus assist light and Phase One developed focusing patterns; Auto Focus is more accurate than ever, right out of the gate.

When photographers require the maximum allowable depth of field, the optimal technique used is to apply a hyperfocal distance measurement. Depending on aperture and lens used, the optimal Focus Point is typically a few steps under infinity. With the new Hyperfocal Point Focusing, it is now possible to set the ideal Hyperfocal Point for each lens and have HAP-1 automatically return to that specific point on demand.

Phase One XF IQ3 Camera System

New Viewfinders
With a solid glass prism, the 90° viewfinder is the brightest of its kind and has virtually no loss of light. Together with nearly 100% frame coverage, the prism viewfinder displays a perfect view of the scene and comes standard on all XF Camera Systems. As if the brightest full frame prism viewfinder wasn’t enough. Make room for a re-born classic! The waist-level finder is convenient for many styles of photography, be it in studio or on location. With the ability to retain the connection between photographer and model or simply to attain a more effective working position, the waist-level finder is a great addition to the creative toolbox. Light metering is typically done through a cameras Prism viewfinder, a challenge that until now hasn’t been solved in a waist-level finder. The XF Camera System can measure the light on the newly designed HAP-1 autofocus platform. Using this ability, light metering is now available with the waist-level finder. Issue solved.

Phase One XF IQ3 Camera System

New Camera OS
The software running on the XF is designed as an independent and upgradeable operating system. This allows for easy and fast upgrades, providing both new features and unique customization. By using our new Camera OS, photographers will be able to upgrade their XF System at regular intervals in order to benefit from the new opportunities of technology.

Phase One XF IQ3 Camera System

Capture One Pro
Phase One hardware and software teams have worked closer than ever to perfectly develop the IIQ RAW file, allowing all elements to play in perfect harmony. Images have never looked better. The new OneTouch UI on the XF Camera System can be configured directly from within Capture One Pro. This makes it easy to change, customize and configure controls for any type of photography, directly from your computer – a blessing for you and your digital assistant.

Delivering the market’s best RAW image quality, 25+ advanced photographic tools and industry leading professional workflow. The new Capture One PRO is built specifically for XF and adds the possibility to customize XF camera system controls and delivers up to 30 percent faster tethered shooting.

Phase One XF IQ3 Camera System

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IQ3 Digital Backs


Designed in tandem with the new XF Camera System and compatible with a host of 3rd party camera platforms, the IQ3 come in 50MP, 60MP and 80MP resolution using new and exclusive sensors. With the new and exclusive 80 megapixel imaging sensor, the IQ3 Digital Backs can deliver extreme long exposures of up to 60 minutes across 50MP, 60MP and 80MP configurations.

IQ3 80MP
New full-frame 80MP CCD sensor with long exposure capability.

IQ3 60MP
Full-frame 60MP CCD sensor with new powershare functionality.

IQ3 50MP
50MP CMOS sensor with new powershare functionality.

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New LS Lenses

Phase One XF IQ3 Camera System

Schneider Kreuznach 35mm LS f/3.5
The professional choice for wide-angle, providing quality in both flash and daylight shooting. The Schneider Kreuznach 35mm LS lens is designed for ultimate quality wide angle imaging on medium format 645 format. This is a true architectural quality lens, challenged only by dedicated technical camera lenses.

  • Tack sharp wide-angle lens
  • Full frame edge-to-edge sharpness
  • Minimum optical distortion
  • Flash synchronization up to 1/1600th
  • Schneider Kreuznach “Blue Ring” design

Schneider Kreuznach 120mm LS f/4.0 Macro
This lens is ideal for close-up product shots, and equally ideal for close up beauty, action, nature and wildlife photography.The Schneider Kreuznach 120mm LS Macro lens is designed for the ultimate quality Macro 1:1 image. The professional choice when you want to get as close as possible with the subject.

  • Edge-to-edge tack sharp images
  • Beautiful out-of-focus bokeh
  • Auto Focus and Manual focus
  • Min. focusing distance of only 37mm
  • Flash synchronization up to 1/1600th
  • Schneider Kreuznach “Blue Ring” design
  • Metal lens hood

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Pricing & Availability through Capture Integration

The Phase One XF Camera System, IQ3 digital backs, and new lenses may be pre-ordered through Capture Integration immediately. 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 XF IQ3 Camera System

Phase One XF Camera (Body Only) – $6,490
Phase One XF Camera Body with Prism Viewfinder – $7,990
Phase One XF Camera System – includes body, prism viewfinder, 80mm LS lens – $8,990
Phase One XF Prism Viewfinder – $2,490
Phase One XF Waist Level Viewfinder – $790

(XF camera body, IQ digital back, Prism Viewfinder and Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS lens)
XF IQ3 80MP – $48,990
XF IQ3 60MP – $41,990
XF IQ3 50MP – $40,990

IQ3 80MP – $43,990
IQ3 60MP – $36,990
IQ3 50MP – $35,990

Contact Capture Integration today to learn about your specific upgrade path opportunity.

Schneider Kreuznach 35mm LS f/3.5 – $6,490
Schneider Kreuznach 120mm LS f/4.0 – $6,490

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