IQ3 Digital Backs
The 101mp CMOS sensor and the Phase One IQ3 Platform created the perfect combination of precision, features, and quality to become the best selling digital camera system in the history of medium format photography. Still today, it is the second highest quality imaging system ever created, only behind the Phase One IQ4 151mp camera system.
©Alexia Sinclair, Phase One XF 100 MP Camera System
- Full Frame Medium Format
- 101 Megapixel Resolution
- 15 Stop Dynamic Range
- Pure Live View focusing
- Built in Electronic Shutter system
- XF and Open Platform Integration
Why It Matters To Us…
The IQ3 100 was the first ultra resolution, full frame 645mm medium format digital capture system that provided extended ISO, effective live view, and a built-in Electronic Shutter. The IQ3 100 changed the medium format landscape and continues to be a great value years later with dramatically reduced pricing.
As a result, today the IQ3 101mp is still the camera of choice in the high end commercial photo segment. Incredible versatility and workflow when combined with the XF or XT cameras contribute to this position.
Additionally, for the very best in accurate color reproduction, the IQ3 100 Trichomratic features a modified bayer filter set that increases color fidelity for extremely critical color applications.
©BellaKotak; Phase One XF IQ3 100 MP
Meet The Phase One IQ3 Family
Full Frame Platform
The full frame medium format sensor found in the XF IQ3 100MP 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.
101-Mega Pixel Resolution
The high resolution, 101-megapixel CMOS sensor found in the XF IQ3 100MP Camera System was co-created with Sony with a singular focus on achieving the pinnacle in professional image quality.
15 Stop Dynamic Range
The Phase One XF IQ3 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.
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.
XF Integration & Local Platform
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.
|Phase One IQ3 Specs||IQ3 100||IQ3 100 Trichromatic||IQ3 100 Achromatic|
|Full- Frame 645 Sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Lens Shift Latitude||Good||Good||Good|
|Pixel Size||4.6 Microns||4.6 Microns||4.6 Microns|
|ISO Range||50 - 12,800||35 - 12,800||200 - 51,200|
|Dynamic Range||15 Stops||15 Stops||15 Stops|
|Electronic Shutter Sync Speed (16 bit)||0.6 sec||0.6 sec||1.3 sec|
|Electronic Shutter Sync Speed (14 bit)||0.3 sec||0.3 sec||0.6 sec|
|Captures Per Second (16 Bit)||0.7 fps||0.7 fps||0.7 fps|
|Captures Per Second (14 Bit)||1.0 fps||1.0 fps||1.0 fps|
|Tethering Interface||USB 3 & Firewire 800||USB 3 & Firewire 800||USB 3 & Firewire 800|
|LCD Display||3.0" Touch, 1.1 Million DPI||3.0" Touch, 1.1 Million DPI||3.0" Touch, 1.1 Million DPI|XF IQ3 Camera System XF IQ1 Camera System
Phase One XF Camera with Prism Viewfinder Yes Yes
IQ Digital Back Choice of 50MP, 60MP, or 80MP Choice of 40MP, 50MP, 60MP, 80MP
Waist Level Viewfinder optional optional
Schneider Kreuznach 80mm LS f/2.8 Yes Yes
Capture One Pro 8 Yes Yes
Pelican Storm Carry on Case Yes No
F-stop Phase One Flexible ICU Yes No
F-stop Phase One Laptop Sunshade Yes No
Charger for IQ3 & XF Yes Yes
3400 mAh Batteries 4 2
16 GB CF-Card & Reader Yes No
Gray Cards & LCC Calibration Kit Yes Yes
Sensor Cleaning Kit Yes Yes
FW & USB Cable Yes Yes
Focusing Screen Yes Yes
©Drew Altdoerffer; Phase One XF 100 MP Camera System