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IQ4 Digital Backs

It starts with your creativity...

As a photographer, your unique perspective and creative use of tools empowers you to stand out from the billions of images captured daily. To effectively deliver a distinctive vision in this fast-paced industry demands an innovative and future-forward camera that becomes an extension of your creativity - transforming your creative vision into your creative achievement. Create with the camera system that weathers the changing world while emboldening creativity from its core. 
 
The IQ4 - built to achieve infinite possibilities
 
The IQ4 is designed from the inside out to change with you and adapt to new technology, removing the limitations in your creative workflow.
Built on the Infinity Platform Designed to grow, expand and adapt - opening the door for the exploration of new digital imaging possibilities aimed at delivering the creative and workflow innovations you need to continually create at the highest level. Learn about Infinity Platform

Key Features

Built on the Infinity Platform

At the core of the IQ4 is the Infinity Platform, which lays a new foundation for image quality advancement, workflow transformation and feature evolution. The Infinity Platform is built to grow, expand and adapt, allowing Phase One engineers to explore new possibilities in digital imaging and approach conventional photographic methods from new perspectives.

Learn more about the Infinity Platform

Capture One Inside

The cutting-edge RAW editing core of Capture One has been directly integrated in the Infinity Platform, providing advanced control within preview and image settings, and opening the door for future customization of the RAW file at the time of capture. Capture One Inside ensures the most efficient and controlled capture workflow, bringing the capture and post-capture workflows closer together than ever before.

Today, Capture One Inside delivers:

  • IIQ RAW file "Style" integration
  • JPEG processing in-camera
  • Improved image quality and preview performance
  • Improved Live View, faster frame rates, new tools

Full Frame Medium Format

The full frame medium format sensors found in XF IQ4 Camera Systems, 1.5x the size of crop sensor mirrorless medium format, allow you to capture more data, providing more detail and impressive results so that you can achieve your creative vision straight out of the camera. With the expanded output flexibility provided by the high resolution and up to 15 stops of dynamic range, your workflow options grow exponentially.

Future-Proof Tethering Options

Attuned to the professional workflow, multiple tethering options capable of handling the high bandwidth are included in the IQ4 – Ethernet, USB-C and Wireless. All tethering and local storage options can be combined and customized to address your specific workflow needs.

Wireless tethering can be used to transfer RAW files to Capture One in addition to storing them in-camera. This solution can be used as a backup or as part of a custom workflow. 

Ethernet grants the potential for a fully customized, integrated and dynamic workflow, providing the potential to capture into or through any Ethernet supported device. In addition, the long cable lengths and power provided via Ethernet eliminates workflow concerns surrounding battery power or cable length.

USB-C provides a standard port type for convenient tethering on a wide variety of common devices. USB-C also delivers multiple power integration options. 

Ethernet and USB-C allow data transfer and system integration with no additional accessories necessary – transfer from local storage to any host without removing the card. And with a variety of cable lengths available, both Ethernet and USB-C can be exactly configured to suit your workflow needs.

Power Management

The IQ4 gets an extra power boost thanks to Power over Ethernet (PoE) and USB-C tethering options which are able to provide power directly to the camera system. Ethernet tethering and PoE provides an uninterrupted workflow when shooting in the studio, while external powerbanks can be utilized to extend uptime in the field.

Dual Storage

With both XQD and SD card support, the IQ4 gives you the flexibility to store captured files in a way that suits your workflow - save a backup RAW or process a JPEG to a second storage option, or simply expand your total storage so that you can focus on getting every shot. 

XQD facilitates a faster capture and data transfer rate, ensuring that your workflow remains smooth and efficient, even when shooting 16-bit RAW images. The IQ4 is prepared for CFexpress support. 

SD facilitates a more flexible workflow with a widely-used card type. You can use the SD storage as a second card to expand your total storage (Just a bunch of disks – “JBOD”), as a mirrored backup of your primary storage, or as JPEG storage alongside primary RAW capture. SD is a widely-used, and easily found, card type that has become a standard within photography. You can easily transfer images to a supported device in the field without the use of additional accessories or cables, for faster edits, client proofs or backup.

XF Integration and the Open Platform Philosophy

The IQ4 gains tremendous functionality and workflow benefits when used as part of an XF Camera System but can also be used with technical cameras for creative flexibility and project-specific need. Regardless of camera choice, the IQ4 is primed for future development aimed at delivering the creative and workflow innovations needed to continually create at the highest level.

Flexible Sequencing Tools

With the IQ4, the Time-lapse and Bracketing tools are made available directly from the digital back and operate independently of the camera body, advancing open platform support and sequencing possibilities on alternative camera bodies for creative flexibility.

Improved Black Calibration

The IQ4 improves the process of capturing the black reference data necessary for providing the absolute best image quality. This improvement streamlines workflow efficiency, especially for long exposures, offering incredible time savings.

Professional Workflow Flexibility

Whether you shoot in a studio or in the field, the IQ4 is primed to complement your shooting style with modularity, capture customization, purpose-built tools, and features to assist every photographer. The result of this flexibility is a customized workflow that transforms the camera into an integral extension of your creative process.
 
Developed to grow and adapt The IQ4 is modular and future-proof, continuing Phase One's tradition of open platform development. Learn about the open platform philosophy
Full Frame Medium Format Sensors 1.5x the size of crop sensor mirrorless medium format for more light in every RAW capture. Learn about our full frame sensors

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