Phase One Unveils the Future of High-End Photography

The XF 100 Megapixel Camera System — The Ultimate Image Quality

COPENHAGEN, January 3, 2016 -- For more than 20 years Phase One has been pushing the limits of digital image quality to help our customers stand out. With the XF 100MP Camera System, everything they have been working on finally comes together in one system. Ultimate Image quality combined with the ultimate creative freedom to help you create new masterpieces.

The new Phase One XF 100MP Camera System, features the latest advances in CMOS sensor technology on a full-frame sensor. The camera system delivers unparalleled Phase One image quality built upon 16-bit color depth, 15 stops dynamic range, ISO sensitivity up to 12800, and exposure times ranging from 1/4000th of a second to 60 minutes while still retaining the 1/1600th flash sync speed. Fast and accurate high-resolution Live View adds to the smooth and accurate camera control of the Phase One XF camera system, and a new HDMI output port has been added for extended workflow options. Learn more about the Ultimate Camera System.

Introducing the Phase One XF Camera System --
A Fully Modular Camera System Designed as a Platform of Imaging Possibilities

COPENHAGEN, June 2, 2015 -- 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.

Phase One has designed the XF Camera System to deliver its fastest, most robust and most expandable Camera System for professional photographers. Important advancements include:

  1. New Autofocus Platform - The XF Camera System features a new patent pending and fully controlled in-house autofocus system. The Honeybee Autofocus Platform (HAP-1).
  2. New Flexible OneTouch User Interface (UI) - a seamless and highly customizable combination of dials, keys and touch screens allowing photographers to personalize camera controls for their specific shooting requirements, via camera or software.
  3. New IQ3 digital backs - The full frame IQ3 80MP digital back is the first of its kind to offer exposures up to 60 minutes using a new and Phase One exclusive imaging sensor. It joins the new IQ3 60MP and IQ3 50MP Digital Backs; all three feature a high-bandwidth interface that enables advanced tools in the new OneTouch UI including power-sharing capabilities between the body and back batteries.
  4. New Lenses ready for 100MP and beyond - Two new Phase One Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter lenses, 120mm and 35mm, are both designed to resolve beyond 100MP.
  5. New Capture One 10 – Already delivering the markets best RAW image quality…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. Three-stage sharpening, on-screen proofing, and camera focus tool module are some of the improvements in this world-class raw conversion and image editing software.
  6. New Modular Viewfinders including a new 90° Prism viewfinder and a new waist-level finder. The full frame solid glass prism viewfinder is the brightest of its kind, and comes standard on all XF cameras. The new waist-level viewfinder (an industry classic) can measure exposure thanks to the HAP-1 autofocus platform ability to perform light metering.

Backwards Compatibility

The XF Camera System is compatible with all generations of IQ Digital Backs. The IQ2 range of Digital Backs were already prepared 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.

Upgrades — Contact Us for Details

A benefit of modularity is the photographer’s ability to easily upgrade a single component at a time. With a modular design there is no need to discard a perfectly good system only to gain features related to the camera body. The XF camera body is fully compatible with previous generation IQ Digital Backs, allowing existing IQ customers to easily access the new XF camera platform.


XF Camera Systems - Technical Specs – 1.2 MB PDF

Phase One Lenses Overview – 2.4 MB PDF

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