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XF IQ3 - The Ultimate Camera Systems

XF IQ3 - The Ultimate Camera Systems

The XF IQ3 Camera Systems provide the ultimate in professional delivery.  Every aspect of the XF IQ3 Camera System is geared toward the professional photographer, delivering a worry free experience straight out of the box.

50MP, 60MP, 80MP and 100MP medium format diversity

The IQ3 Camera System options are extensive, ensuring the right fit for the right job, and the right budget for the right professional.  The four distinct camera systems each provide their own set of advantages depending on the requirements, and each ensures that the end result is exactly as you planned.  No need to sacrifice your requirements to match our products - whatever your job entails, we’ll be sure to deliver.

16-bit analogue feel

Color depth has long since been an indicator of digital imaging quality.  The richer the color depth, the more natural beauty can be reproduced in the final capture.  The 16bit color depth you get from the IQ3 60MP, IQ3 80MP and IQ3 100MP carry on a principle characteristic of Phase One Medium Format Camera Systems, and we’re proud to continue to provide the subtlety and accuracy of color that 16bit color depth can provide.

15 stop dynamic range

Pioneering dynamic range has always been a driving force of technology growth at Phase One.  With each new generation of our Camera Systems we’ve continued to lead in offering the most dynamic range of any other commercially available system.  We’re proud to continue that tradition in our premier IQ3 Camera System.

CCD and CMOS possibilities

With image quality, flexibility and professional choice being a priority at Phase One, we continue to ensure that the right tool is available for the right job.  The IQ3 Camera Systems provide options for CCD sensor technology or CMOS sensor technology.  If unmatched tonal subtlety and detail retention is a must, the IQ3 60MP and IQ3 80MP are a perfect fit.  If ISO flexibility and Live View workflow are needed, the IQ3 50MP and IQ3 100MP are at your disposal.

60 minute exposures - more freedom to play

The IQ3 Camera Systems are designed to provide you with the ultimate in contemporary flexibility and features.  Whether you’re using CCD or CMOS technology, all the IQ3 Camera Systems can provide you with the flexibility to meet any demand.  The ability to capture 60 minute exposures is just one of many features that are exceptional to Phase One Camera Systems.

Complete Compatibility

The IQ3 Camera Systems offer a modular designs that allow for integration with numerous other systems, and ensures full integration with the XF Camera System.  With complete compatibility across all Phase One products and several third party options - seamlessly integrated with no unnecessary external power requirements - the IQ3 Camera Systems stand as the leaders in the medium format world.

The focus for the future

Phase One is always pushing digital imaging forward.  The IQ3 Camera Systems benefit from the latest technological evolution.  Focusing on the continued addition of new features, integration options and tools for the IQ3 Camera Systems, ensuring that you continue to benefit form your investment.  With several feature updates well established, the XF IQ3 Camera System is poised to continue to mature.

See what our photographers have to say

"The XF 100MP captures the intricate detail of my creations with such astonishing precision, it surpasses every expectation I ever dreamt possible." - Alexia Sinclair

"The XF 100MP captures the intricate detail of my creations with such astonishing precision, it surpasses every expectation I ever dreamt possible." - Alexia Sinclair

"The XF 100MP is a giant leap ahead of any camera system I’ve ever shot before. It's not even a fair fight…" - Tim Kemple

"The XF 100MP is a giant leap ahead of any camera system I’ve ever shot before. It's not even a fair fight…" - Tim Kemple

"I'm blown away by the new auto-focus. It's so much faster than any medium format system I ever tried" - Douglas Sonders

"I'm blown away by the new auto-focus. It's so much faster than any medium format system I ever tried" - Douglas Sonders


"People ask me what's the most important attribute of a medium format file. For me, it's not pixels or even the lenses, it's the incredible dynamic range" - Peter Eastway


Integrated Wireless

Wireless built-in

You don't have to buy extra accessories or mount more gadgets on your camera. Wireless communication is an integrated part of the IQ3 Digital Back range. 

Compose & Control

The built-in Wi-Fi allows you to connect an iPad or iPhone wirelessly and use Capture Pilot for Live View, exposure control, shutter release and instantly check focus or compose on a larger screen.

Delighted clients

The larger display of an iPad can make it easier to view composition and focus. Use it yourself or simply give it to the client when working on set; they can get involved, check and rate images from afar and you can make sure your clients get what they want and keep coming back.


GPS information is logged through Capture Pilot when your iPhone or iPad is wirelessly connected to an IQ3 Digital Back and automatically embedded into your IQ RAW files. A great feature for reviewing where images were captured which can be useful for location scouting purposes.

Built-in Profoto Flash Sync

The XF Camera System is fully integrated with Profoto’s Air System. This integration allows you to wirelessly trigger any Profoto flash with Air built-in directly from your XF Camera System.

XF Camera System

The XF Camera System is the most advanced Medium Format Camera System on the market; built for Ultimate Image Quality on a future proof platform. 

Advanced XF IQ3 controls

The XF Body bundled with the range of IQ3 Digital Backs is a powerful combination, featuring a high-capacity interface capable of delivering faster data transmission and power sharing.

XF Feature Updates

Built as a truly future proof platform, we continue to update the capabilities of the XF Systems, with new tools and features like the Focus Stack Tool, Time-lapse Tool, and much more.   


High Resolution Lenses

With compatibility for more than 60 lenses, the XF Camera System offers high-resolution lenses for all types of professional applications.

German Design

Our Leaf Shutter lenses are designed together with world-renowned optics manufacturer, Schneider Kreuznach of Germany. Building on decades of experience in high-resolution optics and precision manufacturing, the Leaf Shutter lenses are some of the sharpest lenses in the world, built for todays systems as well as the future

Medium Format Bokeh

The XF Camera System is made to use lenses offering breath-taking bokeh and dramatically shallow depth of field. Not only that, but the perspective retention and visual impression of a medium format capture is head and shoulders above smaller sensor photography. When you see it, you know.

High Resolution Glass

Phase One lenses are designed to resolve well beyond the high-resolution medium format sensors of the XF Camera System. Using large sensors, large pixels and optics prepared to scale, the range of Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter lenses are already capable of going beyond 100MP resolution.

Leaf Shutter Lenses

With an integrated Leaf Shutter, the Phase one Schneider Kreuznach lens range delivers industry leading flash synchronization speed of up to 1/1600th of a second. Photographers can overpower the sun and gain complete control over ambient light using flash, in order to perfectly freeze motion or create beautiful lighting effects

Focal Plane Lenses

The Phase One Focal Plane lens range is designed to deliver clean optical performance together with fast apertures, at the lowest possible weight. For photographers needing outstanding image quality, easy portability, rugged design and fastest capture response of all the available lenses, the focal plane range is an ideal choice

Zoom & Specialty Lenses

In addition to our range of fixed-focal length prime lenses, the XF Camera System is compatible with both Focal Plane and Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter Zoom lenses, delivering optical performance that rivals equivalent focal length primes. For those photographers that require tilt or shift lens movement, the Schneider Kreuznach TS is a go-to choice.
Explore the full lens range

Open Platform philosophy

Value that lasts and the ability to use on technical cameras. There are many advantages of having an open and modular system.

Technical Cameras

There are a host of specialised camera manufacturers delivering speciality solutions for technical disciplines in reproduction imagery, architecture, landscape or industrial applications, and many more, all of which offer compatibility with the range of Phase One Digital Backs.

Trade-ins and Pre-owned

Because Phase One equipment holds its value, existing customers often choose to trade-in older equipment for the latest products at attractive upgrade prices. Most Phase One partners are able to offer pre-owned Phase One Systems to photographers that are just getting started in the Medium Format world. Offering pre-owned, quality equipment at a great price is a healthy ecosystem where everybody wins.

Value that lasts

We know our customers and we know that Phase One products made more than 10 years ago are still used in high-end production environments. We are extremely proud to be making digital equipment that continues to work year after year in an industry that typically provides short technology cycles.

The Capture One Pro Difference

The image quality promise of Phase One is assured with the integration of Capture One Pro software. With such intimate knowledge of both digital camera technology and software development under the same roof, the Capture One Pro software blends seamlessly with your captured images and provides image quality that no other software or hardware manufacturer can deliver.

RAW Image Quality

When it comes to image quality, Capture One Pro is an important ingredient that distinguishes Phase One Systems from the rest. Our hardware and software teams have worked closer than ever to perfectly develop the IIQ RAW file, allowing all elements to play in perfect harmony. Images have never looked more natural and pleasing.

Fastest Tethered Workflow

Rendering images in Capture One Pro at the exact moment of capture, using a USB 3.0 tethered connection, is the preferred workflow for many industry-leading photographers. You instantly see your vision become a reality on screen. With the Phase One XF System and Capture One Pro, we are raising the bar for tethered workflow and camera communication.

Integrated Configuration

The new OneTouch UI on the XF Camera System can be configured directly from within Capture One Pro. This makes it easy to change, customize and configure controls for any type of photography, directly from your computer – a blessing for you and your digital assistant.

Ultimate Service & Support

Phase One offers the best in-class support, promising our hardware users a response from the globally positioned expert support team within 8 hours, regardless of location and no matter what the concern. “We promise to respond within 8 hours. But typically, that is 7 hours more than we need” – Ulf Liljegren, Phase One Support Manager

5 Year Warranty

Offering an unprecedented and industry leading 5-year warranty, Phase One covers the entire system from top to bottom, lens to sensor. If your Phase One system should suffer a fault within 5 years, we will tackle repairs without hesitation.

5 Year Uptime Guarantee

Exclusive to Phase One, we provide you with a worry free 5-year uptime guarantee. This guarantee provides you access to loan equipment should you need to send us your system for any reason, as well as on site service should it be necessary.

360° Service Guarantee

At Phase One we are thorough in everything we do. That means that every time we get a system in for service, we take the time to run a full diagnostic and make sure every little part is spinning like new. This is our way of securing the best possible reliability and longevity for all our products.

Comprehensive Product Knowledge

As the only camera provider with full in-house control over all aspects of our Camera System production as well as software, our expert support teams have intricate knowledge of all the bits and pieces, right down to the smallest detail. With complete and comprehensive product knowledge we provide the fastest possible turnaround from diagnosis to implementation, and promise the maximum in uptime for you, the customer.

Phase One Partners

Support for your Phase One system is available directly from Phase One as well as through a worldwide network of carefully selected partners. No matter where you are or what time you need us, there is always someone available to handle your concern or provide you with answers.

Why Phase One Medium Format

When it comes to photography, bigger is simply better. The unique look along with the unparalleled depth and detail are just some of what makes medium format stand out.

XF IQ1 - The Essential Camera System

The XF IQ1 Camera Systems provide you the essentials of a professional camera system. The best lenses, the most advanced camera body, and exquisite digital sensors offer you the fundamental components that ensure success and efficiency.

Phase One Certified Pre-Owned

Ultimate image quality starting at 9,990 USD, for a complete camera system including camera body, digital back and 80mm SK LS lens.