The Phase One IQ3 00MP back delivers an unparalleled 15 stops of dynamic range, retaining unmatched detail in both highlights and shadows. This is the highest performing system in terms of dynamic range that the Medium Format world has to offer. The PhaseOne IQ3 100MP back is engineered to provide the detail and unmatched quality,demanded by the worlds leading photographers.
Clean ISO from 50 - 12800
By combining new sensor technology and years of experience in noise suppression through Capture One software, the Phase One IQ3 100MP back ISO range delivers unparalleled creative freedom and performance in all shooting conditions. With a previously unthinkable base ISO of 50, the Phase One IQ3 100MP back delivers the flexibility of longer exposures and unrestricted use of fast lenses, all while providing the cleanest possible results. Expanding on CMOS technology, the 100MP back can offer higher ISO versatility and, with Capture One software, retain excellent noise suppression and file render.
Joint sensor development and optimization
Phase One and Sony have been development partners for years, the 50MP sensor being the first milestone of our cooperation, now found in the XF IQ3 50MP. Creating the full frame sibling to the 50MP CMOS system has been a top priority of Phase One for years. We’re proud to now deliver a solution that achieves the image quality requirements Phase One customers expect, all while providing the performance advantages inherent to 100MP CMOS sensor technology. Phase One sensor experts have been working hard to optimize the complete use of the 100MP sensor for the worlds most demanding photographers.
16 bit Color – the key to ultimate imaging perfection
Phase One systems are famous for capturing smooth and subtle tonal transitions, replicating scenes with ultimate detail. This is in large part due to the unmatched 16-bit color depth, combined with decades of software development. The PhaseOne IQ3 100MP back will be the industry leading 16-bit camera from day one.
IIQ L 16bit – the first 16 bit CMOS file format
With the IQ3 100MP back, we are introducing a new file format custom built for the 100MP CMOS sensor, the “IIQ L 16bit”. While we have always delivered 16-bit color depth with CCD based systems, the 100MP is the first CMOS sensor to deliver true 16-bit output captured directly from the chip. To enable this functionality, IIQ L 16bit is the first dedicated file format to deliver efficient and precise 16-bit CMOS based images.
16 bit vs. 14 bit
The Phase One IQ3 00MP back will be capable of capturing in both 14-bit and 16-bit color modes, depending on the demand and workflow requirements of the photographer. In situations where a faster workflow and smaller file size is preferred the option to capture in 14bit, while retaining full resolution, is simply a setting away. Where increased speed and further file size compression is a priority, turning on the IIQ smart compression format (IIQ s) is always an option.
Lossless and Intelligent compression
With the Phase One IQ3 100MP back there are three user selectable formats: IIQ L-16bit, IIQ L and IIQ s. Both IIQ L-16bit and IIQ L are lossless compression formats, capturing 100MP resolution in 16-bit and 14-bit color depth respectively. The IIQ s format is exclusively developed, and has been optimized by Phase One for more than a decade. Image data is analyzed on the fly to provide 33% to 25% file compression sizes while retaining full resolution and impeccable image quality at a near lossless, 14-bit, compression. Fast and fluid Live View providing the ultimate workflow
One of the main advantages of CMOS technology is the stunning sensor read-out speed. One benefit from this read-out speed is fast and fluid Live View enabling simple, clear and precise focus in real-time as well as immediate reference for dynamic composition. With Phase One XF Medium Format Camera Systems and high-resolution imaging, focus can be critical and Live View can ensure consistent success.
30 frames per second
Fluid Live View is measured in frames per second, and at 30FPS everything looks perfectly smooth. The processing in the XF 100MP Camera System is fast enough to provide high quality imagery in real-time utilizing high frame rates. With the XF 100MP Camera System, latency is virtually non-existent.
Output via Wi-fi, USB and NOW HDMI
With the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System delivering a consistent high-quality Live View feed, it is possible to output the feed through Wi-Fi, USB or the newly added HDMI output port. Whether you are shooting tethered to a computer, connected to Capture Pilot via Wi-Fi, or attach a field monitor using the new HDMI port, you can use Live View to efficiently elevate the precision of your focus and composition. HDMI output creates substantial opportunities for your workflow, be it onset to an external display or in the field for a more robust Live View experience, the HDMI output provides you with composition tools and a workflow that works for you.
Capture during Live View
CMOS sensor technology allows for an unmatched Live View experience. With the IQ3 50MP, and now the IQ3 100MP, Live View is greatly improved with the ability to capture during Live View operation. Whether you are using Live View on the digital back itself or through Capture One Pro, a simple click of the shutter will capture your image at full resolution just as you are seeing it in real-time. Once the image is captured, you’ll seamlessly return to live view to continue your required workflow.
5 Year Warranty
Offering an unprecedented and industry leading 5-year warranty, Phase One covers the entire system from top to bottom, lens to sensor. If your Phase One system should suffer a fault within 5 years, we will tackle repairs without hesitation.