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Phase One launches the world’s first 150MP medium format camera system

By Marcus Wong - on 29 Aug 2018, 4:00pm

Phase One launches the world’s first 150MP medium format camera system

Phase One has just announced their new IQ4 camera systems, consisting of three full frame medium format camera systems based on the new expandable Infinity Platform. These are: the IQ4 150MP, the IQ4 100MP Trichromatic, and the IQ4 150MP Achromatic.

With the new Infinity Platform, the core of Capture One’s imaging processor has been integrated into the digital back itself, so you can now do image editing and processing from the camera. The Infinity Platform is also said to greatly improve dynamic range and allows for new tethering and storage options.

Tether by USB, Ethernet or Wireless.

Tethered shooting is now possible via Ethernet cable, USB-C, and wirelessly, giving you great options depending on whether you value speed, ease of movement, or easy storage. Tethering via USB-C in particular, gives you a wide variety of data transfer and power integration options, so you can even use a power bank to extend your shoot time while in the field.

The digital back also comes with dual storage slots, with support for both XQD and SD cards, so you can choose to do backup storage, split storage by file type or simply extend your storage. Time lapse and bracketing tools are also built in to the digital back itself, so you can use those options across other camera bodies, such as older 4x5 cameras.

The Trichromatic sensors are said to be more efficient.

If you’re wondering what Trichomatic is, this is a new sensor design that Phase One has developed with Sony that picks up only the particular wavelength that gives you the most color nuances in “the most natural way possible”. Because the pixels are more efficient, Phase One has been able to tune the sensor for maximum efficiency, giving it a lower base ISO setting of 35. It also helps on the high ISO end, as color noise and purple fringing is much reduced.

The XF IQ4 150MP, IQ4 100MP Trichromatic, and IQ4 150MP Achromatic Camera Systems, will be available with XF camera body and prism, a Blue Ring prime lens of your choice, 5-year warranty and 5-year uptime guarantee in October 2018 at all authorized Phase One resellers for the prices below:

  • XF IQ4 150MP Camera System: US$51,990 
  • XF IQ4 100MP Trichromatic Camera System: US$47,990
  • XF IQ4 150MP Achromatic Camera System: US$54,990

Find out more from the video below:

Source: Phase One