Phase One has intimate knowledge of our own digital sensors in addition to the 400+ different sensors from the range of cameras that we support in the Capture One software. We see in these different sensors, quirks and compromises, different strengths and weaknesses in color capability. We have been inspired by our insight to invest in what we consider one of the cornerstones of image quality – color- having seen the sacrifices of image quality in favor of other features made in most available sensors. With the Trichromatic sensor, we have put decades of knowledge into action and, together with SONY, physically customized the sensor to get pure color without compromise, all straight from the sensor.
In the average sensor, the degree of color separation between the wavelengths of blue, green and red light is where the color compromise begins. The color filter array of the Trichromatic sensor, however, is designed to pick up exactly the right wavelength of light that allows us to get the most color nuances in the most natural way possible. This means that we achieve fully saturated colors, and that we can get every shade of blue, green, and red exactly as the scene reveals itself. The uncompromised nature of the color rendering from the sensor in the Trichromatic means that straight out of the camera, the possibilities in the RAW capture and color are wide open.