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The XF 100MP - The Ultimate Camera System

 

"The incredible amount of detail gives me creative freedom unlike any other camera...which is why I shoot with the XF 100MP" - Jonas Jensen

 

The Ultimate in Professional Image Quality 

For more than 20 years we at Phase One have been pushing the limits of digital image quality to help professional photographers stand out. With the XF 100MP Camera System, all of our passion finally comes together in one integrated system. Ultimate Image quality combines with ultimate creative freedom, helping our customers create new masterpieces.

Full Frame Medium Format

We’ve always strived to offer our customers the ultimate photographic flexibility. We were the first to offer Full Frame Medium Format CCD systems and we’re proud to be the first to offer a Full Frame Medium Format CMOS solution. The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System offers the same great advantages of full frame usability with the added benefits of CMOS technology.

16 bit analogue feel

For quite some time Digital Photography has surpassed analogue film in terms of resolution, ISO and Dynamic Range, but often at the sacrifice of one feature for another.  Manufactures and engineers continue to strive towards reproducing the textures and tonal feel inherent to analogue photography while maintaining all possible benefits of digital photography. At Phase One this pursuit has always been central to what defines ultimate image quality. With 16-bit Color Depth, coupled with CMOS ISO flexibility, the XF 100MP delivers a natural texture and tonal feel never before seen in digital camera system.

15 stop dynamic range

The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System delivers a remarkable 15 stops of dynamic range, retaining breathtaking detail in both highlights and shadows. This is the highest performing system in terms of dynamic range that the Medium Format world has to offer. The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System is engineered to provide the detail and unmatched quality, essential for the world’s most demanding photographers.

50 - 12800 ISO

By combining new sensor technology and years of experience in noise suppression through Capture One Pro software, the Phase One XF 100MP delivers creative freedom and performance in all shooting conditions. With a previously unthinkable base ISO of 50, the Phase One XF 100MP delivers the flexibility of longer exposures and unrestricted use of fast lenses, all while providing the cleanest possible results.

60-minute exposures

The XF 100MP System delivers extreme long exposures of up to 60 minutes in full 101-megapixel resolution. The IQ3 100MP is yet again the first of its kind to offer such flexibility in a creative tool. With no compromise in ISO flexibility and exposure limitation, all available on a full frame CMOS sensor, the possibilities for top photographers are endless.

Electronic Shutter

An industry first for Medium Format, we’re introducing the most technically advanced, versatile and dynamic feature yet, complete Electronic Shutter integration. Now, with the IQ3 100MP on either the XF Camera System or an alternative technical camera, you can capture images without a single moving component. With the new rolling shutter technology of the IQ3 100MP, you have complete control directly from the digital back. The Electronic Shutter not only provides advantages for a number of capture scenarios but it extends the control and workflow possibilities for Live View, Black Reference integration and technical camera applications.

Joint sensor development and optimization

Phase One and Sony have been development partners for years, the 50MP sensor found in the XF IQ3 50MP, being the first milestone of our cooperation, Creating the full frame sibling to the IQ3 50MP has been a top priority of Phase One for years. We’re proud to deliver a solution that achieves the image quality requirements Phase One customers expect, all while providing the performance advantages inherent to 100MP CMOS sensor technology.
 

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

"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

 

XF 100MP RAW Sample images

 

Read the reviews

“You think you don’t need a 100MP back until you use it – then you wonder how you managed without for so long.“

“…no other camera gives you an equal shooting experience or quality image results that the Phase One XF provides”

“The camera is a new benchmark, pushing the resolution, dynamic range and overall image quality of the medium-format category to the next level.”

 

XF Camera System – Ultimate high-resolution performance

With 101-megapixel resolution, attention to operational detail is essential.  The XF Camera System was built with the IQ3 100MP in mind. Features like the HAP-1 AF, Vibration Tracking, Vibration Detection and Electronic First Curtain Shutter were all build for this moment, to ensure ultimate IQ3 100MP performance.

Precision optics

We offer our customers the most precise lenses in the world. 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 Blue Ring Lenses are some of the sharpest lenses in the world and ready to complement the new XF 100MP Camera System.

1/1600 flash sync Leaf shutter lenses

With an integrated Leaf Shutter, the Schneider Kreuznach ‘Blue Ring’ lens range delivers unmatched quality and advanced features such as flash synchronization speed of up to 1/1600th of a second. Not only are the optics designed to provide flawless imaging results but photographers can overpower ambient light with fast sync speeds, gaining complete control over the environment in order to perfectly freeze motion or create beautiful lighting effects.

Precise Honeybee Autofocus Platform

HAP-1 is designed from the ground up with a custom processor coupled with a dedicated high-resolution CMOS sensor. This combination creates a unique floating-point architecture and a fully programmable interface, HAP-1 is easy to expand, update and customize. Engineered and designed with high-resolution and future technology in mind, the HAP-1 performs eloquently with the new XF 100MP Camera System.

Brilliant Viewfinders

Both the Prism Viewfinder and Waist Level Finder are built for full frame coverage, providing edge-to-edge brightness so nothing is missed.  In addition we have designed new focus indication tools for both the XF Prism Viewfinder and Waist Level Finder, ensuring ease and accuracy regardless of your workflow.

Extensive Vibration Reduction

Vibration reduction is essential for sharp images, but becomes even more urgent when resolution increases and pixel size decreases. The XF 100MP Camera System benefits from advanced Vibration Reduction Communication throughout the entire system, ensuring the right tools are used at the right time, resulting in crisp, clean and detail rich images with each capture. The entire XF Camera System is key to ensure the full potential of 101-megapixel is met.
 

16 bit Color – the key to ultimate imaging perfection

Phase One systems are famous for capturing smooth and subtle tonal transitions, replicating scenes with ultimate detail. This is in large part due to the unmatched 16bit color depth, combined with decades of software development.

IIQ L 16bit – the first 16 bit CMOS file format

With the XF 100MP Camera System, we introduced a new file format custom built for the IQ3100MP CMOS sensor, the “IIQ L 16bit”. While we have always delivered 16-bit color depth with CCD based systems, the 100MP is the first CMOS sensor to deliver true 16-bit output captured directly from the chip.

16 bit Capture One Pro processing

Interpreting 16bit color is not only science, it’s a delicate balance of thousands of parameters meticulously evaluated and orchestrated in both hardware as well as software. Phase One’s own Image Quality Professor Niels Knudsen and his team have worked for decades to development custom color algorithms in Capture One PRO. The XF 100MP Camera System is born into this legacy of dedication and excellence.

16 bit vs. 14 bit

The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System is capable of capturing in both 14bit and 16bit color modes, depending on the demand and workflow requirements of the photographer. In situations where a faster capture speed and smaller file size is preferred, while retaining full resolution, a 14bit option is simply a setting away. Where increased speed and further file size compression is an even greater priority, turning on the IIQ Smart compression (IIQ S) is also an option.

Lossless and Intelligent compression

With the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System there are three selectable RAW formats: IIQ L-16bit, IIQ L and IIQ S. Both IIQ L-16bit and IIQ L are lossless compression formats, capturing 100MP resolution in 16-bit and 14-bit color depth respectively. The IIQ S format is exclusively developed, and has been optimized by Phase One for more than a decade. Image data is analyzed on the fly to provide 33% to 25% file compression while retaining full resolution and impeccable image quality in a near lossless 14bit format. With the XF 100MP Camera System, we are proud to report the IIQ S file format has been refactored for all IQ3 Digital Backs, providing results that are even better than before.
 

Fast and fluid LiveView providing the ultimate workflow 

One of the main advantages of CMOS technology is the stunning sensor read-out speed. With fast sensor read-out speed the XF IQ3 100MP delivers fast and fluid LiveView, which enables clear and precise focus control in real-time. With the high-resolution of the XF 100MP Camera System focus can be critical and LiveView helps ensure consistent success.

Perfect focus – with a single touch

With the large, high-resolution touch screen of the XF 100MP Camera System, LiveView can be displayed in all its beauty directly on the rear display. Double-tap on the display to zoom to 100% and adjust focus with immediate visual feedback. With the XF 100MP Camera System it is easy to achieve perfect focus, even in the most demanding conditions.

30 frames per second

Fluid LiveView is measured in frames per second, and at 30FPS everything looks perfectly smooth. The processing in the XF 100MP Camera System is fast enough to provide high quality imagery in real-time utilizing high frame rates. With the XF 100MP Camera System, latency is virtually non-existent.

Output via Wi-fi, USB and NOW HDMI

The XF 100MP Camera Systems constant high-quality LiveView makes output to Wi-Fi, USB or the HDMI output port a unique possibility. Whether you are shooting tethered to a computer, connected to Capture Pilot via Wi-Fi, or attaching a field monitor using the HDMI port, you can use Live View to efficiently elevate the precision of your focus and composition. HDMI output creates substantial opportunities for your workflow, be external display for recording or using it in the field for a more robust LiveView experience. LiveView and the HDMI output provides you with composition tools and a workflow that works for you.

Capture during Live View

CMOS sensor technology allows for an unmatched LiveView experience. With the IQ3 50MP, and now the IQ3 100MP, LiveView is greatly improved with the ability to capture during operation. Be it using LiveView on the digital back itself or through Capture One Pro, a simple click of the shutter will capture your image at full resolution just as you are seeing it in real-time. Once the image is captured, you’ll seamlessly return to live view to continue your required workflow.
 

Ultimate Service & Support

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

Lens Choice

Every professional application is unique and the tools required are no exception. Phase One understands the individual demands of the professional photographers and because of that offers each XF IQ3 Camera System with your choice of packaged lens. Our entire Blue Ring prime lens line is available for you to choose the focal length that best meets your needs when the XF Camera and IQ3 Digital Back are purchased together. 

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.

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.