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The IQ2 digital backs leverage cutting-edge technologies and deliver outstanding image quality

Whether you desire 80 megapixel captures, one hour long exposures, captures at available light at virtually any ISO speed or pure black and white imagery, there is an IQ2 for you. Each IQ2 model supports fast flash sync speeds of up to 1/1600s and features a large 3.2 inch high-resolution touch screen display, fast wired and wireless connectivity and an extremely durable aluminum design.
  • Phase One 5 year warranty and 5 year uptime guarantee
    5 Year Warranty and 5 Year Uptime Guarantee

    Order a complete IQ2 camera system and get 5 Years warranty and a 5 Year Uptime Guarantee on all items in the system: IQ2 digital back, 645DF+ camera body, Phase One Lenses, Schneider Kreuznach lenses and Vertical Grip.

  • IQ2 digital back series features
    80 megapixel captures

    You can capture incredible detail with the IQ2 digital backs, whether you shoot with the 50, 60 or 80 megapixel models.
    High-resolution capture gives you the freedom to crop. Recompose your images post capture – there is ample data in an IQ2 image file.

  • IQ2 digital back series features
    14 f-stops dynamic range

    The extreme dynamic range of the IQ2 digital backs enables you to capture and do justice to every scene no matter what the lighting conditions are like. Bring back virtually every detail even if you didn’t get the exposure spot on at the moment of capture.

  • 645 full frame
    Full-frame sensors

    The full frame CCD sensors in the IQ280, IQ260 and IQ260 Achromatic dwarf a full frame DSLR sensor by more than 2.5 times. For great image quality and high-resolution images, the IQ2 sensors are the market leaders.

  • IQ2 digital back series features
    No anti-aliasing filter

    All IQ2 digital backs, in fact, all Phase One digital backs, come without any anti-aliasing filters mounted. The omission of this filter ensures razor-sharp images.

  • IQ2 digital back series features
    16 bit color depth

    The IQ2 digital backs are built to ensure you capture images with ultra smooth and subtle transitions to reproduce scenes with the ultimate finesse. IQ2 digital backs make this possible because images are captured with up to 16 bit color depth per channel.

  • IQ2 sensor
    Sensor+

    Our patented Sensor+ lets you switch easily from high resolution and low ISO captures to lower resolution and higher ISO captures without degrading the pixel level quality of the image.

  • IQ2 USB3 and firmware 800
    Fast tethered capture

    Connect using USB3 or FireWire 800; its the fastest way to get your images on the computer instantly. The IQ2 backs are among only a handful of cameras and backs that feature these connectivity options.

  • IQ2 live view
    Live View for instant focus

    The Live View feature on the IQ2 digital backs lets you fine-tune focus before you capture the image. This is particularly handy when you are working with a technical view camera in the studio or outdoors when shooting architecture. Live View gives you instant feedback on what’s in focus.

  • Fastest card capture
    Fastest card capture

    The IQ2 digital backs feature some of the fastest memory card interfaces on the market. And thanks to our patent pending IIQ file format you can continue capturing images until the memory card is full, without running into any buffering issues.

  • Alignment tool
    Perfect alignment tools

    The IQ2 digital backs have embedded accelerometers, and the input data from these can help you perfectly align images at the moment of capture.

  • Focus mask
    Focus mask

    You can speed up the focus validation process using the Focus Mask of the IQ2. This feature will display a colored, semi-transparent mask on top of the preview to show which parts of the image are in focus.

  • IQ2 with remote control via Capture Pilot
    Remote control

    The IQ2 digital backs have built-in high performance Wi-Fi and antennas, and you can connect your iPad or iPhone to it wirelessly and use Capture Pilot for Live View to set exposure, trigger the shutter and instantly check focus and composition on a large screen.

  • IQ2 digital back series features
    Travel light, go wireless

    Combine the wireless capabilities of an IQ2 digital back and iPad to get all the essential tools to capture and review great images anywhere. Avoid lugging a laptop around and fiddling with wires and ports – free yourself up and focus on getting great shots.

  • Review your captures wirelessly
    Review wirelessly

    Thanks to the wireless connectivity in the IQ2 digital back, you can review and select images on the fly with an iPad running Capture Pilot. Any rating is safely applied to the original files on the memory card in the back.

  • IQ2 wirless built in
    Wireless built-in

    The wireless feature is an integrated part of the IQ2 digital backs. In spite of it being one of the fastest wireless solutions on the market and even with its two built-in antennas, we’ve managed to retain the original form factor of the IQ backs.

  • Tim Kemple IQ250
    1/1600s flash sync

    The IQ2 digital backs gives you access to the fastest flash synchronization speeds of any medium format camera system. With it you freeze action, balance hard intense tropical sun with flash at any aperture opening or experiment and create night scenes from day shots by blocking out the sun.

  • IQ2 touch display
    High res touch display

    The IQ2 touch screen display boasts a stunning 1.15 megapixel resolution and a high pixel pitch of 290 ppi to make reviewing images a pleasure.

  • IQ2 black and white display styles
    Black & white on display

    Aid composition and focus on the monotone qualities of your subject by setting your IQ2 digital back to render displayed captures in a black and white style.

  • IQ2 series rugged design
    Durable design

    The backs are made of 100% aircraft grade aluminum. All electronic connectors and ports are protected with automatic retracting hatches or rubber covers to ensure they work continuously even in the toughest shooting environments.

  • Capture One - Richard Thompson III
    The Professional Choice in Imaging Software

    Use the Capture One software that comes with your IQ2 digital back to get the most out of your image files. Get unparalleled image quality from the advanced image rendition engine and access to powerful adjustment tools to fine-tune and optimize your files.

Warranty and Uptime Guarantee

World's best warranty and service

5 Year Warranty and 5 Year Uptime Guarantee

Order a complete IQ2 camera system and get 5 Years warranty and a 5 Year Uptime Guarantee on all key items in the system: IQ2 digital back, 645DF+ camera body, Phase One Lenses, Schneider Kreuznach lenses and Vertical Grip.

With a 5 Year Warranty you get free repair on defects in materials and workmanship throughout the warranty period or until 250.000 captures, whichever comes first. The 5 Year Uptime Guarantee makes sure a loaner system will be sent to you within 24 business hours to secure your workflow.

For more information on these programs, including availability in specific geographical regions, please contact your local Phase One partner.

80 megapixel

Go big and get stunning image quality

80 megapixel captures

You can capture incredible detail with the IQ2 digital backs, whether you shoot with the 50, 60 or 80 megapixel models.

High-resolution capture gives you the freedom to crop. Recompose your images post capture - there is ample data in an IQ2 image file.

From web resolution to billboard proportions you can show and share images with minimal processing.

Up to 14 f-stops

Capture every scene – in one shot

14 f-stops dynamic range

The extreme dynamic range of the IQ2 digital backs (up to 14 f-stops in the case of the IQ250 digital back) enables you to capture and do justice to every scene no matter what the lighting conditions are like. Bring back virtually every detail even if you didn't get the exposure spot on at the moment of capture.

645 full-frame

Enjoy the full potential of your camera and lenses

Full-frame sensors

The CCD sensors in the IQ280, IQ260 and IQ260 Achromatic are exclusively found in Phase One products and they are big! Their size allows you to maximize the use of your 645 camera equipment, including realizing the full potential of your lenses. Whether it's a cramped interior space or landscape vista, the full frame sensors mean you'll get more of a scene in a shot.

These full frame sensors dwarf a full frame DSLR sensor by more than 2.5 times. For great image quality and high-resolution images, the IQ2 sensors are the market leaders.

Although not of 645 full-frame proportions, the CMOS sensor in the IQ250 is a formidable device, weighing in with 68% more capture area real estate than the sensor in any full-frame 35mm DSLR. It offers high performance and ensures outstanding image quality.

All Phase One digital backs ensure far greater control over depth of field in images compared with any DSLR or smaller format cameras.

No AA filter

Unfiltered, razor-sharp images

No anti-aliasing filter

All IQ2 digital backs, in fact, all Phase One digital backs, come without any anti-aliasing filters mounted. The omission of this filter ensures razor-sharp images.

16 bit color depth

Reproduce the smoothest of transitions with finesse

16 bit color depth

The IQ2 digital backs are built to ensure you capture images with ultra smooth and subtle transitions to reproduce scenes with the ultimate finesse. IQ2 digital backs make this possible because images are captured with up to 16 bit color depth per channel.

Note: The 16 bit color depth only applies to the IQ280 and IQ260. The IQ250 features 14 bit color depth. The IQ260 Achromatic features 16 bit grayscale gradations.

Sensor+

Get two capture solutions in one

Sensor+

One moment you're creating studio shots for billboards, the next you're shooting editorial content on location.

With our patented Sensor+ technology in the IQ2 digital backs you can do both, and you can configure the digital back for optimal results in both cases. Sensor+ lets you switch easily from high-resolution and low ISO captures to lower resolution and higher ISO captures without degrading the pixel level quality of the image.

Capturing with Sensor+ is especially well suited for shooting in low light conditions. With Sensor+ there are no crop or lens factors so you get the maximum wide-angle performance with your lenses.

Note: Sensor+ is not available for the IQ260 Achromatic and the IQ250.

USB3 and FireWire 800

Feature-rich tethered capture control

Fast tethered capture

Connect your IQ2 digital back tethered to a computer running Capture One and you can control every aspect of the captured image, from basic exposure to more advanced capture settings.

Connect using USB3 or FireWire 800; it's the fastest way to get your images on the computer instantly. The IQ2 backs are among only a handful of cameras and backs that feature these connectivity options.

Live View

Capture pin-sharp images with confidence

Live View for instant focus

The Live View feature on the IQ2 digital backs lets you fine-tune focus before you capture the image. This is particularly handy when you are working with a technical view camera in the studio (e.g. for still-life photography) or outdoors when shooting architecture. Live View gives you instant feedback on what's in focus.

The IQ250 digital back gives you full composition and detail control; it offers fluid and responsive high quality Live View with virtually no display latency, so you get instant feedback on even the smallest adjustments made to your set up. 

Note: Live View is currently not available for the IQ260 Achromatic.

Fastest card capture

Capture uninterrupted

Fastest card capture

The IQ2 digital backs feature some of the fastest memory card interfaces on the market. And thanks to our patent pending IIQ file format you can continue capturing images until the memory card is full, without running into any buffering issues.

Perfect alignment

Get perfectly aligned images

Perfect alignment tools

The IQ2 digital backs have embedded accelerometers, and the input data from these can help you perfectly align images at the moment of capture. You're presented with an intuitive virtual horizon that gives you a precise visual indication of the roll and pitch of the image you're about to capture.

Roll and pitch data is stored with the images so that Capture One can automatically correct and compensate for issues such as wonky horizons and keystone effects during import.

Focus Mask

Instant feedback on what’s in focus

Focus mask

You can speed up the focus validation process using the Focus Mask of the IQ2 digital back. This feature will display a colored, semi-transparent mask on top of the preview to show which parts of the image are in focus.

Remote control

Unplug your capture experience, go wireless

Remote control

The IQ2 digital backs have built-in high performance Wi-Fi and antennas, and you can connect your iPad or iPhone to it wirelessly and use Capture Pilot for Live View to set exposure, trigger the shutter and instantly check focus and composition on a large screen.

Whether the camera is placed inaccessibly to get the perfect shot or you simply want to avoid tripping on wires, you can control the back and trigger captures with the powerful wireless connectivity of the IQ2 digital back.

Sharing captures will be easier and smarter with the Wi-Fi function in IQ2 digital backs. For instance you can control and trigger the camera with your iPhone and your art director can get image previews rolling in on their iPad. If you need more devices connected at once, you can always use a Capture One based setup, drawing on the computers power and not on the digital backs. 

Note: Live View to Capture Pilot is currently not available.

Wireless agility

Go wireless, reduce the clutter and lighten the load

Travel light, go wireless

Combine the wireless capabilities of an IQ2 digital back and iPad to get all the essential tools to capture and review great images anywhere. Avoid lugging a laptop around and fiddling with wires and ports, free yourself and get great shots.

You'll never forget your favorite shooting spots with an IQ2 digital back as location data can now be embedded into your IQ2 images. This GPS information is logged when your iPhone or iPad is wirelessly connected to an IQ2 digital back. Alternatively, location data can be applied in postproduction to IQ2 images in Capture One by synchronizing a GPS track from your iPhone or iPad.

Note: The location data integration only works with iPhones and GPS equipped iPads

Wireless review

Improve and speed up your review process

Review wirelessly

The larger screen of the iPad can make it easier to judge composition and the focus of an image. Thanks to the wireless connectivity in the IQ2 digital back, you can review and select images on the fly with an iPad running Capture Pilot. Any rating is safely applied to the original files on the memory card in the back.

Stay focused on the spot. Zooming into the critical area of an image to check the focus is something you won't have to repeat when using Capture Pilot as proceeding incoming images are displayed with the same zoom crop. This makes it easy to detect even the most subtle focus changes and to select the right image fast with high accuracy.

IQ2 digital backs support your wireless workflow whether you are focused on basic composition or intricate image detail. The IQ2 will automatically detect which iPad is connected and share previews in as high resolution as the iPad can handle. You can override this setting and choose to send lower resolution previews to increase responsiveness and transfer speeds. Whatever your workflow preference, the IQ2 digital backs support your needs.

Give yourself more space and avoid the camera or monitor huddle using the wireless capabilities of the IQ2 digital back. Simply give a client or an art director an iPad with Capture Pilot when working on set; they can get involved, check and rate images from afar so you can get on with the shoot. 

Wireless built-in

Integrated, practical and fast wireless connectivity

Wireless built-in

You don't have to buy extra accessories or mount more gadgets on your camera. The wireless feature is an integrated part of the IQ2 digital backs. In spite of it being one of the fastest wireless solutions on the market and even with its two built-in antennas, we've managed to retain the original form factor of the IQ digital backs.

You can widen the reach of the wireless functionality with the IQ2 by adding an access point as a hub between your IQ2 and the devices you want connected to it.

Security of the wireless connection is a priority. You can set up access control easily and effectively, so you are in command of who has access to your images.

1/1600s flash sync

Fastest flash synchronization support

1/1600s flash sync

The IQ2 digital backs gives you access to the fastest flash synchronization speeds of any medium format camera system. With it you freeze action, balance hard intense tropical sun with flash at any aperture opening or experiment and create night scenes from day shots by blocking out the sun.

Touch display

All controls right at your fingertips

High res touch display

All IQ2 digital backs feature a 3.2 inch display designed to work equally well indoors as outdoors. Images can easily be validated at a glance, thanks to its extreme viewing angle of 170 degrees. The display delivers incredible color rendition that can reproduce tonal gradations of up to 16 million different shades.

The IQ2 touch screen display boasts a stunning 1.15 megapixel resolution and a high pixel pitch of 290 ppi to make reviewing images a pleasure.

Use either the large IQ2 display with touch gestures or the four external buttons to quickly and effortlessly control all menus, tools and settings. Or simply combine the two approaches for intuitive and rapid control and navigation.

B/W display style

Focus on image composition

Black & white on display

Aid composition and focus on the monotone qualities of your subject by setting your IQ2 digital back to render displayed captures in a black and white style.

Durable design

Designed for heavy duty work that’s a joy to work with

Durable design

The digital backs are made of 100% aircraft grade aluminum. All electronic connectors and ports are protected with automatic retracting hatches or rubber covers to ensure they work continuously even in the toughest shooting environments.

Bring your IQ2 digital back anywhere. All Phase One digital backs have been designed and tested to work in the toughest work environments, so you can rely on them to create fantastic imagery whether you're in Antarctica, the Namib dessert or in the midst of a Monsoon rainstorm.

Capture One Pro 8

Complete your images with Capture One Pro 8

The Professional Choice in Imaging Software

Capture One Pro 8 is a professional RAW converter offering you ultimate image quality with accurate colors and incredible detail from more than 300 high-end cameras – straight out of the box.

It offers state-of-the-art tethered capture, powerful digital asset management, extensive adjustment tools and a flexible workflow.

With an updated processing engine, market-leading performance and powerful new features, Capture One Pro 8 is the professional choice in imaging software.

You get the highly responsive precision tools you need to create stunning images from your camera’s RAW files in a time-saving workflow that can be customized to fit your needs.

 

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