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The XF Camera System

Flexible.

Modular.

Future-forward.

The XF Camera System is the ultimate creative companion for professional photographers looking to customize and streamline their workflow and deliver the best image quality. With a modular design that allows for a high degree of customization, integration with supporting systems and alternative camera systems, and a powerful connection with Capture One, every photographer can capture with their ideal workflow. Focused on the future, the XF Camera System and IQ digital backs are continuously updated, so that you change with technology, with the camera you already have.

Explore what makes the XF Camera System the most flexible, modular and future-forward medium format camera available.

The XF Camera System and Capture One - a match made in workflow heaven The XF Camera System is designed for RAW image editing in Capture One, with dedicated camera and lens profiles, seamless tethering, and incredible control.
 

A Perfect Kit for Every Photographer

Combine the XF Camera Body with any IQ digital back, high resolution Schneider Kreuznach lenses, viewfinder, accessories and Capture One to create your perfect kit.

Intelligent Digital Backs

IQ Digital Backs are engineered for the future, and with full frame medium format sensors 2.5 times the size of a DSLR, your vision is captured in stunning detail and clarity.

High Resolution Lenses

Choose from our selection of high resolution Schneider Kreuznach lenses.

Viewfinders and Accessories

Choose a prism or waist level viewfinder, and find additional accessories for your perfect workflow.

 
“When the system works the same way that I work, it's like I’m shooting with a camera that was custom-built for me.” Paul Reiffer
 
Modular design for a flexible creative workflow The XF Camera System is the embodiment of Phase One's Open Platform Philosophy, enabling a high degree of customization. Learn more about our philosophy

XF Camera System Features

Modular and Open Platform

The XF Camera System is modular, giving you the freedom to choose the high resolution lenses, viewfinder, and digital back combination that fits your shooting style best. Your choice is backed by continuous feature development, ensuring that your investment will continue to meet market demands well into the future.

Control Customization

For a completely customized workflow, assign actions to buttons and dials on the camera so that your most-used tools are right at your fingertips, and save your settings for a custom preset. 

You also have the option to save up to 3 custom presets, and can switch between them to suit specific capture requirements, or load them into any XF Camera System effortlessly.

Honeybee Autofocus (HAP)

The Honeybee Autofocus Platform (HAP) is Phase One's fully in-house controlled autofocus system. Like the rest of the XF Camera System, the HAP architecture allows for user-accessible updates, as well as hardware upgrades, that will expand and improve the autofocus system to meet market demands for years to come.

Intuitive Focus Tools

Autofocus & Recompose (AFr)
3D sensors within the XF Camera System enable AFr mode, allowing you to focus on a subject and then recompose the frame while retaining the desired focus point.

Focus Trim Tool
An effortless automation tool to trim your lenses. The built-in analysis of the calibration conditions ensures everything is done with confidence and is provided with a customized focus calibration target.

Hyperfocal Point Calibration and Tool
Calibrate and save the hyperfocal point for each of your Phase One lenses. Use the hyperfocal point tool to quickly return the attached lens to its saved hyperfocal point.

Focus Step in Capture One
Adjust focus directly in Capture One with real time results in LiveView, for a simple and streamlined tethered capture workflow.

Flash Management

Full control of your Profoto Air flash system directly with your XF Camera System – control, fire and access up to 6 groups of Profoto lights. Use the Profoto AirTTL flash metering to achieve consistent results.

Review flash duration, output power and flash sync timing with a simple visual representation directly after the capture.

Vibration Management

Vibration delay uses the internal seismograph tool to wait until conditions are calm before starting the capture, while vibration analysis allows you to see the vibration experienced during the capture.

Automated Creative Tools

Time-Lapse
The Time-Lapse tool helps automate the process of capturing a time-lapse, from calculation to capture, ensuring a smooth and optimized workflow.

HDR
The HDR tool captures the specified bracketed frames to improve the dynamic range. The individual captures are stored as a sequence for simple post-processing in Capture One.

Focus Stack Calculator and Tool
Evaluating focusing distances, sensor resolution, and aperture, the Focus Stack Calculator automatically suggests the number of frames that should be captured, while the Focus Stack Tool automates the capture.

Exposure Calculator
The Exposure Calculator tool allows you to extrapolate shutter speeds for long exposures from shorter, equivalent exposure values. This is a useful aid for shortening test exposures, for example, when calculating exposure settings with long exposures at night or when using Neutral Density (ND) filters.

Analysis Tools

Histogram
The histogram displays the brightness data per channel and allows the user to determine a level at which highlights start to clip.

Exposure and Clip Warning
The Exposure Warning tool highlights areas of a captured image that are overexposed. The Clip warning adds a pink overlay based on the raw data, for the most accurate visualization of the level at which highlights will clip.

Focus Mask
The Focus Mask highlights areas that are in sharp focus.

Alignment
The Alignment tool provides a quick and accurate visual aid when ensuring the camera is level in both horizontal and vertical planes, and is particularly useful when the camera is mounted on a tripod. 

Effortless Focus Trimming

An effortless automation tool to trim your lenses. The built-in analysis of the calibration conditions ensures everything is done with confidence and is provided with a customized focus calibration target.
Future-proof your camera investment The XF Camera System is an investment in your future. We continuously deliver new and innovative features and updates so that you are always at the forefront of photographic technology, with the camera you already have. Learn About Feature Updates

Supported IQ Digital Backs