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Introducing the XF Camera System


Extraordinary Image Quality

“I use Phase One because it’s the best. I just can’t afford not to." - David LaChapelle

Bigger is Better

The XF Camera System is built using full-frame Medium Format sensors 2.5 times larger than the ones found in high-end DSLRs. Sensors this large deliver a powerful combination of the highest possible resolution together with large, high dynamic range pixels and exceptional wide angular response. The XF is quite literally the best of all worlds when it comes to digital image quality.

80MP resolution

The XF Camera System is available in multiple configurations, up to 80MP. Resolution this high not only delivers incredible detail but also provides creative flexibility, accommodating virtually any application requirement, be it print or digital.

Perfect 16 bit color

Balancing colors is equal parts art and science. We have been working for over two decades to achieve perfection in colors across hardware and software, and the XF System is a direct reflection of that. You won’t find better color depth or rendering than with an XF Camera System.

High Resolution Lenses

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

Zoom & Specialty Lenses

In addition to our range of fixed-focal length prime lenses, the XF camera 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

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New simple OneTouch user interface

Being the first to embrace new technology and integrate a touch based user interface to a digital back, we are proud to continue the tradition with the XF Camera System. We call it the OneTouch UI.


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New Modular Viewfinders

As if the brightest full frame prism viewfinder wasn’t enough. Make room for a re-born classic!

New Autofocus Platform

The XF Camera System marks an important milestone for Phase One. It is the introduction of a new patent pending and fully controlled in-house autofocus system. The Honeybee Autofocus Platform, or HAP-1.

Capture One PRO

We’ve built a new version of Capture One PRO for XF, offering deeper integration, better image quality and faster performance than ever before

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 8.3, we are raising the bar for tethered workflow and camera communication.

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Mechanics & Electronics

Better. Faster. Stronger.

Modular freedom

Freedom of choice. Easy to upgrade. Value that lasts.

Digital Backs

With the brand new range of IQ3 Digital Backs, together with the previous IQ range of Digital Backs, it is possible to find a XF Camera System that fits your exact needs. Click on “explore configurations” to find information on XF System configurations.

Backwards compatibility

The XF Camera System is compatible with all generations of IQ Digital Backs. We already prepared the IQ2 range of Digital Backs for the XF Camera System, so they get almost full access to the same features as the IQ3 range, simply by applying a firmware upgrade. The IQ1 range of Digital Backs gains access to the same level of functionality as they have on current systems, but with the many added benefits of the XF Camera Body, such as improved speed, reliability, sensors and autofocus.

A Future Proof Platform

Contrary to most camera systems, we do not design our systems as short-lived disposables. We build camera platforms on which photographers can extend, build, exchange and grow throughout their career.

Proven track-record

When we say that our product life cycles are long, it's a proven fact. Customers, who invested in Phase One P backs in 2004, have received additional functionality as late as in 2014, from both Firmware upgrades and Capture One processing software.

Ultimate Service & Support

Phase One offers the best in-class support, promising our hardware users a response from the globally positioned 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

Want to get started?

Test drive the XF Camera System, find your local partner or download the technical specifications