The Phase One XF IQ4 Digital Back was just announced and you’re probably wondering what’s the difference? How does this back compare to the others?? Will the new back improve or complicate my workflow??? Well… we’ve done the homework for you! Check out our chart below and contact us if you have any questions!

Phase One 100 MP Digital Back Comparison

MODELPhase One
IQ4 100
Trichromatic
Phase One IQ3 100
Trichromatic
Phase One IQ3 100 StandardPhase One IQ1 100 Standard
SPECIFICATIONS
Trichromatic ColorYesYesNoNo
Infinity PlatformYesNoNoNo
Capture One InsideYesNoNoNo
Pixel Size4.6 Microns4.6 Microns4.6 Microns4.6 Microns
Capture Speed (16 bit)0.7 Captures per Second0.7 Captures per Second0.7 Captures per Second0.7 Captures per Second
Capture Speed (14 Bit)1.4 Captures per Second1.4 Captures per Second1.4 Captures per Second1.4 Captures per Second
Exposure CalculatorYesYesYesNo
Exposure Zone ToolYesYesYesNo
Extended Clip Warning ToolYesYesYesNo
Auto ISO + ISO ControlYesYesYesNo
Back can be used as card readerYesNoNoNo
Write to card & computer simultaneouslyYesNoNoNo
Sensor-based Electronic ShutterYesYesYesNo
Pinch to ZoomYesNoNoNo
Shoot From Live ViewYesYesYesNo
Live View Focus MaskYesNoNoNo
Live View Focus PeakingYesNoNoNo
Exposure SimulationYesNoNoNo
STORAGE & INTERFACE OPTIONS
Wireless tethering to C1YesNoNoNo
Wireless use of Capture PilotYesYesYesNo
USB-CYesNoNoNo
USB-3No YesYesYes
EthernetYesNoNoNo
Firewire 800NoYesYesYes
Dual Card StorageYesNoNoNo
XQDYesNoNoNo
SDYesNoNoNo
CF CardNoYesYesYes
CAMERA SYSTEM POWERING OPTIONS
Power over EthernetYesNoNoNo
Power Share between IQ and XFYesYesYesNo
Full system power via XF Power SupplyYesYesYesNo
Battery Status IndicatorsYesYesYesNo
WARRANTY & SERVICE OPTIONS
Warranty5 Year1 Year1 Year1 Year
5 Year Uptime GuaranteeYesNoNoNo
Optional Extended WarrantyYesYesYesYes
Exclusive CI Certification & InspectionYesYesYesYes
CI Comprehensive After Purchase SupportYesYesYesYes
PURCHASING & PLATFORM OPTIONS
Can Purchase NewYesYesYesNo
Available as Certified Pre-OwnedNot currently, *New Product shipping Q4 2018YesYesYes
Available in Phase One XF/DF+/DF InterfaceYesYesYesYes
Available in Hasselblad H InterfaceNoNoYesYes
Mounts to Technical and View CamerasYes, *With Optional AdapterYes, *With Optional AdapterYes, *With Optional AdapterYes, *With Optional Adapter
Full Retail Credit for 80mm Kit Lens SwapYesYesYesYes
Free lens choice upon purchase (without trade in)YesNoNoNo

Phase One IQ4 Digital Back Models Comparison

SPECIFICATIONSPhase One IQ4 150MPPhase One IQ4-150MP
Achromatic
Phase One IQ4-100MP
Trichromatic
Full- Frame 645 SensorYesYesYes
Lens Shift LatitudeExcellentExcellentGood
Sensor TechnologyBSI CMOSBSI CMOSCMOS
Megapixel Count151MP151MP101MP
Pixel Size3.8 Microns3.8 Microns4.6 Microns
ISO Range50-51,20050-102,40050-51,200
Dynamic Range15 f/stops15 f/stops15 f/stops
Electronic Shutter Sync Speed (16 bit)0.6 sec0.6 sec1.3 sec
Electronic Shutter Sync Speed (14 bit)0.3 sec0.3 sec0.6 sec
Captures Per Second (16 Bit)TBDTBD0.7
Captures Per Second (14 Bit)TBDTBD1.4

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