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XF IQ3 100MP Achromatic Camera System

Phenomenal clarity for timeless photography

A black and white image has the power to take us out of this world and transport us to another reality. Phase One has breathed new life into the art of photography with a camera system that captures the timelessness of black and white photography in extreme detail and resolution. The XF IQ3 100MP Achromatic Camera System gives artists an extended range of freedom to explore the enduring beauty of black and white photography.
Beyond what the eye can see A full frame medium format sensor without the Bayer color filter, for crisp
black and white images that capture light beyond what the eye can see.

Key Benefits

Achromatic Sensor Technology

The Achromatic 101-megapixel CMOS sensor is produced without the Bayer color filter, allowing light to reach the sensor unobstructed. Without the filter, each and every pixel of the sensor captures significantly more light, ensuring absolute detail and luminance.

The Achromatic can capture much more than the naked eye is able to see, as it is designed to capture a broader spectrum of light. With the option to also capture light outside the visible spectrum, creative possibilities for infrared applications are endless, making the Achromatic the most light-sensitive medium format digital system available.

Full Frame Medium Format

The full frame medium format sensor found in the XF IQ3 100MP Achromatic Camera System, 1.5x the size of crop sensor mirrorless medium format, allows 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.

Open Platform Modularity

The IQ3 delivers a solution which is both modular and future-proof. The IQ3 gains tremendous functionality and workflow benefits when used as part of an XF Camera System but can also be used with a variety of other cameras for creative flexibility and project-specific need.

The flexible modularity of the XF Camera System, and its seamless, feature-rich, and customizable workflow, helps professionals realize their most demanding creative visions. The XF Camera System allows for a wide selection of high resolution Schneider Kreuznach lenses and purpose-built IQ digital backs to be combined, and capture settings customized, for efficient and high quality RAW output.

Regardless of system choice, since 2015, the IQ3 has periodically delivered innovative feature improvements aimed at improving professional workflows. We listen to the needs of our photographers to guide our development in creating workflow innovations that continually provide the highest professional standard.

Electronic Shutter

The Electronic Shutter (ES) allows you to capture images without a single moving component. A first for medium format when introduced with Feature Update #3, the rolling shutter technology gives full capture control from the digital back, extending control and applications.

Wide ISO Range

The ISO range of the Achromatic - from 200 - 51200 - broadens the possibilities for medium format low light applications.

Workflow Flexibility

Whether you shoot in a studio or in the field, the IQ3 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.
“The perception of depth takes place in the color blind part of our brain. We perceive depth only through the differences in light: through differences in luminance values or contrast. Not through color.” Joel Tjintjelaar, Architecture Photographer
XF Integration, Open Platform Flexibility The IQ3 100MP Achromatic gains tremendous functional and workflow benefits when used with the XF Camera System, but can be integrated with alternative camera systems for project-specific need and creative flexibility. Learn more


Technical Specifications

Explore the achromatic
Resolution 101 megapixels
Sensitivity (ISO) 200 - 51200
Dynamic Range 15 f-stops
Long Exposure 60 minutes
Sensor type CMOS
Mount XF
16 bit Opticolor+
Electronic Shutter
XF Powershare
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