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Introducing the Phase One XF Camera System – a Fully Modular Camera System Designed as a Platform of Imaging Possibilities. Phase One designed the modular XF Camera System to supply the worlds leading photographers with an extraordinary way to stand out with amazing image quality and superior creative tools. The XF camera system is designed around a new modular camera body, taking medium format camera systems into the next decade. The new XF Camera System is a fundamental re-design of all core elements in a modern camera system, including lenses, imaging sensors, mechanics, electronics, autofocus system, software and controls.


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New Waist Level Viewfinder

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.

XF-waist-IQ3-80MP-80mmLS-front-IQ3badge-30°_webLight 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. You can purchase the Waist Level Viewfinder here.
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Integrated Battery System:

Use the same battery for camera and back.
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Legendary Lens Lineup

Take advantage of the new Schneider Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses, digital focal plane lenses from Phase One or use your Mamiya 645 AF/AFD or Hasselblad V lenses for a broader choice and easy upgrade path. Combined with some of the world’s best digital backs, the Phase One XF camera offers the most versatile shutter speeds in the market, ranging from 1/4000s to 60 minutes. Combined with the new Phase One leaf shutter lenses the Phase One XF camera supports an unprecedented high flash sync speed of up to 1/1600s opening new creative windows for photographers.

Bright and Extensive Viewfinder Options

Viewfinder

The mirror and viewfinder of the Phase One XF camera are almost three times larger than those of 35mm cameras, providing much greater control of focus and composition. While hosting a complete list of features and custom functions, the Phase One XF camera is extremely easy to use. All settings important to the exposure are easily controlled by manual dials and buttons.

As if the brightest full frame prism viewfinder wasn’t enough, make room for the new modular waist level finder. 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 our waist-level finder. Issue solved.

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.

Completely Revamped Autofocus System

Focus and Autofocus

With XF they have introduced a new patent pending, and fully Phase One developed, autofocus system; The Honeybee Autofocus Platform (HAP-1). Using a unique floating-point architecture and a fully programmable interface, HAP-1 is the most precise Phase One system ever built. 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.

Enhanced Tethering Experience

Tethered

Phase One’s 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. Capture One PRO is 30% faster for tethered use, and features a slew of new XF tethered controls,

The XF camera can be operated either from the camera itself or from a tethered computer. To achieve this, we have removed all hard-coded button functionality including any physical markings on the camera. This allows complete freedom to configure the systems controls to best fit your individual needs. 3 customizable dials and 6 customizable controls allow you to set your camera to whatever you want it to do.

New Construction and Built-in Options

Imaging Sensor

The XF introduces an all-new electronic architecture. Designed in-house by Phase One, the XF is built using faster processors, newly designed sensor advancements, including gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers, and an integrated wireless Profoto flash trigger.

One of the most important elements of great photography is timing. With the latest iteration on mechanics introduced with the XF Camera System, we have significantly reduced shutter latency and shutter recycle time, making it our most responsive camera ever.

Enhanced Display and Controls

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 digital 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 3.2” inch there is ample space to compose and review, as well as operate advanced tools.

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.

IQ Backs: Enhanced and Faster than Ever

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The XF Camera System is compatible with all generations of IQ Digital Backs. We already prepared the IQ2 range of Digital Backs for the XF Camera System, so they get almost full access to the same features as the IQ3 range, simply by applying a firmware upgrade. The IQ1 range of Digital Backs gains access to the same level of functionality as they have on current systems, but with the many added benefits of the XF Camera Body, such as improved speed, reliability, sensors and autofocus.

Size & Weight:

 Dimensions
(WxHxD)
Weight
XF Camera System w/90° Prism viewfinder
(no lens)
152 x 135 x 160 mm1390g
XF Camera System w/Waist level finder
(no lens)
152 x 173 x 160 mm1020 g
XF Camera Body w/o battery152 x 108 x 85 mm790
IQ3 Digital back98.5 x 88.5 x 62.3 mm695g
90° Prism Viewfinder68 x 52 x 152 mm500g
Wast level finder67 x 17 x 57mm (closed)
67 x 65 x 57 (open)
130g

Battery:

BatteryBP-911/914/915 3400 mAh
PowershareIQ3 only
Battery ChargerIntegrated
Support for USB3 Charging hub (1.5 A)IQ3 only
High capacity back interfaceIQ3 only

Flash:

Flash triggerIntegrated Profoto wireless
Wireless trigger range20m (outside)
Back flash syncYes
Flash sync speed focal plane shutters (max)1/125s
Flash Sync Speed leaf shutters (max)1/1600s

Compatibility:

 Imaging Sensors
Digital Back OptionsIQ3 50-80MP & IQ1 40-80MP with XF mounts
(See Specifications for Digital Backs)
Backwards CompatibilityIQ1 & IQ2 with P/M Mounts

Viewfinders:

 90°Waist Level
Modular ViewfindersYesYes
Exchangeable Diopter3 Options7 Options
Frame Coverage97%97%
Diopter RangeRange from -5 to +3Range from -3 to +2
Default Diopter Magnification-2.5 to +2.50
Collapsable diopterNoYes
Visible Exposure InfoYesNo

Lens Range:

  Lens Range35mm Equivalent
Phase OneFocal Plane Lenses8 lense
Focal Length Range28mm - 150mm17mm-93mm
Schneider KreuznachLeaf Shutter Lenses12 lenses
Focal Length Range28mm-240mm17mm-149mm
Legacy Lens Support60+ lenses

Shutter:

 Shutter
Integrated Focal PlaneYes
Support for Leaf ShuttersYes
Shutter Priority SelectionLS or FPS
Longest Shutter Time (recommended)60 Minutes
Fastest Shutter Speed1/4000s
Flash Sync speed focal plane shutters (max)1/125th
Flash Sync Speed leaf shutters (max)1/1600th

Focus & Autofocus:

 HAP-1
Autofocus SensorHAp-1 1M CMOS Sensor
Autofocus ProcessorHAP-1 Processor with Floating Point Architecture
Autofocus Assist lightHAP-1 Precision White Light
Hyperfocal Point FocusingYes
Upgradeable Autofocus Configurations & PatternsYes
Autofocus ModesSpot, Average, HyperFocal
Interchangeable focusing screensMatte (default,) Split, Center Prism

Capture & Light Metering:

 Features
Frames per SecondVariable following digital back
Capture Drive ModesSingle, Continuous, Low Vibration, Exposure Bracketing (2-5 Frames)
Toggle Mirror-upYes
Capture From LiveviewYes
TTL Light MeteringAverage, Spot, Auto
HAP-1 Light MeteringUsed with Waist Level finder
Viewfinder black-out time150ms (FPS,) 400ms (LS)
AE LockYes
Exposure Compensation+/- 5 EV

What’s in the box

 XF IQ3 Camera SystemXF IQ1 Camera System
Phase One XF Camera with Prism ViewfinderYesYes
IQ Digital BackChoice of 50MP, 60MP, or 80MPChoice of 40MP, 50MP, 60MP, 80MP
Waist Level Viewfinderoptionaloptional
Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS f/2.8YesYes
Capture One Pro 8YesYes
Pelican Storm Carry on CaseYesNo
F-stop Phase One Flexible ICUYesNo
F-stop Phase One Laptop SunshadeYesNo
Charger for IQ3 & XFYesYes
3400 mAh Batteries42
16 GB CF-Card & ReaderYesNo
Gray Cards & LCC Calibration KitYesYes
Sensor Cleaning KitYesYes
FW & USB CableYesYes
Focusing ScreenYesYes

F-Stop Bag Integration

 


Phase One IQ3 Digital Backs

The new Phase One IQ3 Series of digital backs is available in four models. The Phase One IQ3 100MP is the world’s first 100MP CMOS full-frame digital back. The Phase One IQ3 80MP and Phase One IQ3 60MP are full frame CCD sensors at 80 and 60 megapixels respectively. The Phase One IQ3 50MP is a 1.3x crop sensor at 50 megapixels. All three backs share the same great LCD, user interface, tethering interfaces, and a 5-year Value Added Warranty.

Additional Information

  • LCD
  • Interface
  • Live View
  • ISO & Sensor+
  • Warranty
  • Tethering

The Best LCD of Any Camera

The LCD used on the Phase One IQ3 Digital Backs is the best LCD ever used on any SLR camera of any brand, and is light years ahead of any other medium format digital back. All Phase One IQ3 Digital Backs come with a 3.2″ Retina-type LCD. The term “retina” refers to displays where the pixel density is so high that, at standard viewing distances the pixels are imperceptible. The resolution, brightness, clarity, and color rendition of the Phase One IQ3 LCD is comparable to the iPhone 4, providing a view of the image on par with viewing medium format slide film on a light box. In addition the viewing angle of 170 degrees allows the image to be viewed by several people at once. The display delivers great color rendition that can reproduce tonal gradations of up to 16 million different shades.

Technical note: The “total pixels” chart above reflects the way LCD manufacturers talk about resolution. This is different (by a factor of 3) than the way photographers define resolution. Read more on our blog “LCD Resolutions Explained“.

OneTouch UI

Accessible directly from the back, the OneTouch UI allows for versatile workflow options fitting whatever challenges you may meet. Whether it’s cramped quarters, a high tripod or even just ease of use from a larger touch screen, the OneTouch UI seamlessly integrates all controls of the XF camera system at your fingertips.

Intuitive & Fast Multi-Touch Interface

Phase One designed their own custom multi-touch user interface for the Phase One IQ3 Series of digital backs. The touch screen lets you tap to zoom, pan and browse through images fast and it is easy to navigate between different menus and features. The IQ3 Digital Backs are designed with contextual controls that appear only when needed. An 8-image thumbnail browser can be swiped through with a single finger, a single tap can zoom the image to 100%, and two finger gestures such as pinch-to-zoom are also possible. Phase One knows that some users will use these backs in extreme environments, and provided four physical buttons that allow a photographer to access most functionality of the back (including ISO, WB, and reviewing images) with gloved hands.

Live Preview: Zoom up 400% and Adjustable Frame rate and Brightness

Live View on the Back’s LCD w/o a Computer

The Phase One IQ3 will continue the IQ tradition to allow live view on the digital back without a computer. By building in a total of 9 cores worth of processing, including custom designed dedicated processors, and by working closely with DALSA, Phase One has been able to do what was previously thought to be impossible. For anyone who has used Digital Back Live View tethered to a computer, the experience should be very similar. The refresh rate is sufficient (assuming light levels are optimal) to allow still life, interior, architectural, and landscape photographers the ability to check focus in real-time without the need to lug a laptop along (it will not be possible to use this feature off of a tripod due to the limitations of CCD sensors – expectations are for 1fps to 3fps). Live View on the IQ3 50MP is much faster and is even fast enough to be useful with portraiture. The CMOS design of the IQ250 also avoids blooming issues as seen on CCD back Live View usage. In addition to the new Focus Mask and fast 100% zoom views (or 200-400% zoom views for critical applications) Live View on the back will make the Phase One IQ3 the best back in the world for users of technical and view cameras.

Live View

Up to ISO3200 and 1.8 fps via Sensor+

The IQ3 80MP, and IQ3 60MP backs in the Phase One IQ3 series feature the same Sensor+ technology found in the Phase One P65+ and Phase One P40+. Both of these new backs in Sensor+ mode is capable of shooting at ISO3200 and at 1.8 frames per second. Because of a large 1.5 gigabyte buffer, a total of 9 cores of processing power, and UDMA6 compact flash write speeds (or FW800/USB3 tethering) the Phase One IQ3 60MP and IQ3 80MP can sustain that speed for a very high number of frames, unlike many dSLRs and competitive medium format systems which slow down drastically after an initial burst of speed. Because of the flexibility of Sensor+ the Phase One IQ3 Backs have the flexibility of two cameras in one. For instance the Phase One IQ3 80MP:

  • In full resolution mode it produces 80 megapixel files allowing prints of up to an A1 poster size at true photographic resolution (300dpi) or far larger with only moderate interpolation, the highest resolution available today.
  • In Sensor+ mode the Phase One IQ3 80MP produces highly details 20 megapixel images, more than enough for a double-page magazine spread.

You can read the technical explanation of Sensor+, including the patented non-rectangular binning pattern.

Durability, Reliability, and Warranty

Phase One has long had the reputation for making the most durable and reliable digital backs in the industry. The Phase One P+ backs have been baked in an oven, frozen in dry ice, dropped onto concrete and used to hold up a two-ton truck. The IQ3 series of digital backs are even stronger. The Phase One IQ3 series is milled from a single block of Aerospace Grade Aluminum. The battery compartment has been moved into an internal housing to reduce it’s exposure to the elements, and the black coloring has been accomplished by anodization rather than painting to ensure it will never chip or crack. Phase One is ready to stand behind it’s lofty claims that the Phase One IQ3 series of backs will be even more durable and reliable than the P+ series, widely regarded as the (previously) most reliable backs in the world.

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The Phase One IQ3 series come with a Five Year Value Added Warranty at no additional charge. Phase One is also providing a 5-year uptime guarantee. This guarantee provides you access to loan equipment should you need to send us your system for any reason, as well as on site service should it be necessary.

USB2 / USB3 / FW800 / FW400

The Phase One H, P and P+ backs all used only Firewire 400, while most dSLRs use USB. , but it’s also less universal. Many computers, including the ultra portable but still very powerful MacBook Air as well as ultra portable PC laptops, do not include a firewire port. The Phase One IQ3 Series of digital backs ends that compromise by providing four tethering options on every back.

  • FW800: Twice as fast as the FW400 used in the H/P/P+ series.   FW800 provides very fast tethering.
  • FW400: Because firewire 800 is backwards compatible to firewire 400 any computer with FW400 can be used for tethering
  • USB3: The Phase One IQ3 series are the only digital backs with USB3 tethering, providing, by far, the fastest throughput for tethering of any digital camera system made.
  • USB2: because USB3 is backwards compatible to USB2, any computer with USB2 can also be used to tether to a Phase One IQ3 digital back.  This includes the MacBook Air and PC laptops.

Fast Interface with Powershare

With full system integration, the XF Camera System offers power sharing between each of it’s independently powered components. The ability to provide consistent power for the system, as a whole, allows for maximum usage without the necessity to change batteries. Further, tethered workflow allows the system to charge when not in use. The new powersharing feature ensures consistent performance across all components. In addition, all Phase One IQ3 digital backs feature a built-in battery charger. When tethered by FW400 or FW800 the Phase One IQ3 will charge a battery (if present) in the battery bay.

  • Wi-Fi
  • Temperature Graph
  • New Camera OS
  • Virtual Horizon

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 IQ3 Series back
  • 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 or computers needed – it just works.

To ensure the best quality of long-exposure imaging it is important to operate the digital capture device at a relatively constant temperature. When turning on an IQ3 Digital Back the power consumption will lead to a temperature increase that stabilizes in time.

The Temperature Graph Tool displays the sensor temperature change when in use, giving you an easy overview of when the sensor is ideally suited for long exposures.

Phase One IQ3 Sensor Temperature chart

Phase One IQ3 Sensor Temperature chart

New Camera OS

The software running on range of IQ3 Digital Backs is designed as an upgradeable operating system. This allows for easy and fast upgrades, providing both new features and unique customization options. By using the new Camera OS, IQ3 Digital Backs will be able to be upgraded at regular intervals.

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.

The IQ3 digital backs have an embedded accelerometer that helps you align images at the moment of capture. You’re presented with a virtual horizon that gives you a precise visual indication of the roll and pitch of the image you’re about to capture.

IQ3100

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The XF 100MP Camera System with this new full-frame, medium format 100MP CMOS sensor combines high resolution with high dynamic range and exceptional wide angular response. The Phase One XF 100MP offers photographers unprecedented power to realize their visions. It delivers true
16-bit color, 15 f-stops of dynamic range, live view capturing with HDMI output, ISO flexibility from 50 to 12800 and exposure times of up to 60
minutes.

“For more than 20 years, we at Phase One have been pushing the limits of digital image quality to help top photographers stand out,” said Niels
Knudsen, Vice President of Innovation and Phase One’s ‘Image Quality Professor.’ “With the XF 100MP Camera System, everything we have been
working toward for our customers comes together in one system: ultimate image quality and ultimate creative freedom.”

“The XF 100MP Camera System delivers unparalleled dynamic range, retaining unmatched detail in both highlights and shadows, packing 101,082,464 active high quality pixels,” said Henrik Håkonsson, Phase One’s CEO. “This is the highest performing system that we have ever created, benefitting from a multitude of Phase One exclusive innovations developed to support our amazing customers in creating the ultimate images.”

Introduced in June, 2015, the Phase One XF Camera System has been built with optimal 100MP performance in mind. As such, features like the Honeybee Auto Focus, Vibration Tracking, Electronic First Curtain Shutter, and Vibration Detection technology have all been developed to ensure the ultimate 100MP performance. The Phase One XF Camera System was also designed for future growth with regular feature upgrades, incorporating new features and unique customizations. Coupled with new Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter lenses, as well as interchangeable Prism Viewfinder and Waist Level Finder, the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System is sure to set the standard for professional photography for many years to come.

High-resolution files produced by the new Phase One XF 100MP Camera System, when processed with Capture One 9, benefit from the software’s advanced algorithms that have been fine-tuned over decades of engineering investment, rendering superior image quality and superior results.

  • 100MP full frame CMOS sensor
  • ISO 50-12,800
  • 16 Bit color
  • 15 stop dynamic range
  • Fast Live View with HDMI output
  • Electronic First Curtain Shutter

SpecificationsIQ3 100MPIQ3 80MPIQ3 60MPIQ3 50MP
Resolution101MP80MP60MP50MP
Long Exposure60 minutes60 minutes60 minutes60 minutes
16-bit OpticolorYesYesYesNo
Dynamic Range15 f-stops13 f-stops13 f-stops14 f-stops
ISO50-1280050-80050-800100-6400
ISO (Long Exposure)50-12800200-3200140-3200100-6400
ISO (Sensor+)N/A200-3200200-3200N/A
Lens Factor1111.3
Sensor TypeCMOSCCDCCDCMOS
Sensor Size53.7 x 40.453.7 x 40.453.9 x 40.444 x 33
Active Pixels11608 x 870810328 x 77608984 x 67328280 x 6208
Pixel Size4.6 x 4.65.2 x 5.26.0 x 6.05.3 x 5.3
Mount OptionsXF, HXF, H, VXFXF

 

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State of the art in digital photography – combining 80 megapixels resolution and unprecedented dynamic range captured in full frame. The IQ3 80MP delivers absolutely stunning image quality.

  • 80 megapixel resolution
  • Touch control
  • Powershare
  • Long Exposure Mode
  • OneTouch UI
  • Sensor+
  • High Resolution Display
  • Integrated battery charger
  • In-Camera Focus Mask
  • Fast tethered capture
  • Rugged design
  • Integrated Wi-Fi

Capture Made Easy

All IQ3 backs include built-in accelerometers, whose input helps align images perfectly at the moment of capture. An intuitive virtual horizon offers a precise visual indication of an image’s roll and pitch; that data is automatically stored with the images and can be automatically corrected in Capture One software after import.

IQ3 80MP Sensor Size

Imaging Technology 
SensorFull Frame CCD
Lens Factor1.0/ Full Frame
Resolution80 megapixel
Active Pixels10320 x 7752 pixels
Sensor size effective 53.7 mm x 40.4 mm
Pixel size 5.2 x 5.2 micron
Exposure Time 1/10,000 sec. – 1 hour
Image Ratio 4:3
Dynamic Range 13 f-stops
RAW File Compression - IIQ Large80 MB
RAW File Compression - IIQ Small54 MB
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800
Software Capture One 8.0 or later
Storage FilesPhase Ones IIQ RAW file format speeds up the image capture and file transfer. It increases the storage capacity by turning the full 16 bit image data into a compact RAW file format. The default IIQ RAW-large format is completely lossless.
Sensor+ Resolution20 megapixels
Sensor+ Pixel Size10.4x10.4 Micron
Sensor+ RAW file size - IIQ Large:20 MB
Sensor+ RAW File Size - IIQ Small13.5 MB
Sensor+ ISO:140, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Color Depth:16 bit per color
Output formatsTiff-RGB, Tiff-CMYK, JPG
Color ManagementRGB, Embedded ICC Profile, CMYK
Operating Conditions 
Temperature0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Humidity15-80% RH (non-condensing)
Interfaces 
PortsFireWire 800, USB2/USB3
Wireless2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz
Wireless Range Up to 8 meters (26ft) in Adhoc mode
Up to 30 meters (98ft) with Router
Wireless Security WPA/WPA2 or EAP and optional 4-digit PIN code
Supported Devices iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch. Optimized for iPhone 5.
IQ3 Back Mounts 
Phase One/MamiyaPhase One XF, Phase One DF+
Hasselblad HH1, H2, H4x, H5x
Hasselblad VHasselblad 555ELD, 553ELX, 503CW and 501CM
Via adaptor: Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID
Mamiya RB67
Wide Angle & Technical Cameras
Via adapter:ALPA, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo, Sinar, Plaubel, Horseman
LCD Screen 
Size3.2"
Resolution1.15 megapixel touch screen
Viewing Angle170°

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The 60 megapixel IQ3 60MP 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 IQ3 60MP is a unique 645 format full-frame system. It offers the widest exposure range opportunities on the market coupled with phenomenal image quality. And both the IQ3 80MP and IQ3 60MP capture raw images at 16-bit color depth per channel, enabling reproduction of scenes with ultra-smooth transitions.

  • 60 megapixel resolution
  • Touch control
  • Powershare
  • Long Exposure Mode
  • OneTouch UI
  • Sensor+

  • High Resolution Display
  • Integrated battery charger
  • In-Camera Focus Mask
  • Fast tethered capture
  • Rugged design
  • Integrated Wi-Fi

Capture Made Easy

All IQ3 backs include built-in accelerometers, whose input helps align images perfectly at the moment of capture. An intuitive virtual horizon offers a precise visual indication of an image’s roll and pitch; that data is automatically stored with the images and can be automatically corrected in Capture One software after import.

Imaging Technology 
SensorFull Frame CCD
Lens Factor1.0/ Full Frame
Resolution60.5 megapixel
Active Pixels8984 x 6732 pixels
Sensor size effective 53.9 mm x 40.4 mm
Pixel size 6 x 6 micron
Exposure Time 1/10,000 sec. – 1 hour
Image Ratio 4:3
Dynamic Range 13 f-stops
RAW File Compression - IIQ Large60 MB
RAW File Compression - IIQ Small40 MB
ISO 50, 100, 200, 400, 800
Software Capture One 8.0 or later
Storage FilesPhase Ones IIQ RAW file format speeds up the image capture and file transfer. It increases the storage capacity by turning the full 16 bit image data into a compact RAW file format. The default IIQ RAW-large format is completely lossless.
Sensor+ Resolution15 megapixels
Sensor+ Pixel Size12x12 Micron
Sensor+ RAW file size - IIQ Large:15MB
Sensor+ RAW File Size - IIQ Small10 MB
Sensor+ ISO:200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200
Color Depth:16 bit per color
Output formatsTiff-RGB, Tiff-CMYK, JPG
Color ManagementRGB, Embedded ICC Profile, CMYK
Operating Conditions 
Temperature0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Humidity15-80% RH (non-condensing)
Interfaces 
PortsFireWire 800, USB2/USB3
Wireless2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz
Wireless Range Up to 8 meters (26ft) in Adhoc mode
Up to 30 meters (98ft) with Router
Wireless Security WPA/WPA2 or EAP and optional 4-digit PIN code
Supported Devices iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch. Optimized for iPhone 5.
IQ3 Back Mounts 
Phase One/MamiyaPhase One XF, Phase One DF+
Hasselblad HH1, H2, H4x, H5x
Hasselblad VHasselblad 555ELD, 553ELX, 503CW and 501CM
Via adaptor: Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID
Mamiya RB67
Wide Angle & Technical Cameras
Via adapter:ALPA, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo, Sinar, Plaubel, Horseman
LCD Screen 
Size3.2"
Resolution1.15 megapixel touch screen
Viewing Angle170°

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The IQ3 50MP features the widest usable ISO range of any high-end camera system. The IQ3 50MP gives you high quality images, whether you are shooting at ISO 100, 6400 or anywhere in-between. With this digital back you can capture unique images in available light anytime. The IQ3 50MP is the first medium format digital back / camera to feature a high-performance CMOS sensor. With a sensor size of 44×33 mm this sensor is a formidable device, weighing in at 68% more capture real estate than any full-frame 35 mm DSLR cameras.
  • 50 megapixel CMOS Sensor
  • Touch control
  • Powershare
  • Long Exposure Mode
  • OneTouch UI
  • High Resolution Display
  • Integrated battery charger
  • In-Camera Focus Mask
  • Fast tethered capture
  • Rugged design
  • Integrated Wi-Fi

Phase One IQ3 50MP CMOS Sensor Size

IQ3 50MP Sensor Size

Capture Made Easy

All IQ3 backs include built-in accelerometers, whose input helps align images perfectly at the moment of capture. An intuitive virtual horizon offers a precise visual indication of an image’s roll and pitch; that data is automatically stored with the images and can be automatically corrected in Capture One software after import.
Imaging Technology 
SensorCMOS
Lens Factor1.3x
Active Pixels8280 x 6208
Sensor size effective 44mm x 33mm
Pixel size 5.3 x 5.3 micron
Exposure Time 1/10,000 sec. – 1 hour
Image Ratio 4:3
Dynamic Range 14 f-stops
RAW File Compression IIQ large: 50 MB
IIQ small: 33 MB
ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
Operating Conditions 
Temperature0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Humidity15-80% RH (non-condensing)
Interfaces 
PortsFireWire 800, USB2/USB3
Wireless2.4 Ghz & 5Ghz
Wireless Range Up to 8 meters (26ft) in Adhoc mode
Up to 30 meters (98ft) with Router
Wireless Security WPA/WPA2 or EAP and optional 4-digit PIN code
Supported Devices iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch. Optimized for iPhone 5.
IQ3 Back Mounts 
Phase One/MamiyaPhase One XF, Phase One DF+
Hasselblad HH1, H2, H4x, H5x
Hasselblad VHasselblad 555ELD, 553ELX, 503CW and 501CM
Via adaptor: Mamiya RZ67 Pro IID
Mamiya RB67
Wide Angle & Technical Cameras
Via adapter:ALPA, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Linhof, Toyo, Sinar, Plaubel, Horseman
LCD Screen 
Size3.2"
Resolution1.15 megapixel touch screen
Viewing Angle170°