Phase One XT Camera Body

Your passion for photography takes you far and wide, to distant and spectacular places. As of this moment, you have the absolute best camera system to bring along: The Phase One XT Camera System. Designed for convenience and precision, the travel-friendly XT fits easily into your lifestyle. The intuitive operation, paired with the unsurpassed image quality for which Phase One is known, offers you an exclusive, yet effortless shooting experience. As beautiful as it is powerful, the Phase One XT Camera System pioneers new opportunities for you to seek, capture and share the extraordinary.

The Field Camera

The Phase One XT Camera System is developed as the next step in the evolution of the field camera. Phase One was born digital and by pioneering a fully integrated camera with cutting edge medium and large format optics, we endeavor to streamline and re-imagine the benefits a field camera can provide.

The XT Camera System features ultimate quality medium and large format optics, complete digital integration and workflow, and introduces exclusive shutter technology: the X-Shutter.

Why It Matters To Us…

With the demise of the copal shutter, and years away from global on-sensor electronic shutters, the XT Camera fills that chasm by virtue of the X shutter. The X shutter is an existing Phase One shutter from their industrial division that is extremely precise and robust (originally created for aerial work). Syncing at 1/1000th of a second, nearly vibration-free, and designed to withstand hundreds of thousands of actuations, this is an unprecedented shutter.

But the pièce de résistance is the XT body, paired with an IQ4 digital back. This pairing allows the IQ4 to completely control the X shutter from the IQ4 interface. Everything is now behind the camera, no more fiddling at the front. The XT has electronic contacts, making it the first digitally integrated technical camera system ever. You know how a technical shift camera capable of automation. What finishes off the wonder of the XT is the extremely small size and weight – the smallest X/Y shift camera for modern digital backs.

Unparalleled image quality
The breathtaking quality of the images from an XT Camera System are sure to impress and inspire others. Phase One sets the standard for image quality in medium format, so that your photography will stand out.

Crafted for you
The XT Camera System is beautifully designed and handcrafted with an uncompromising simplicity and precision. The exclusive, high-quality finishes of each system are given individual care, resulting in a camera that is desired as much for its beauty as for its image quality.

Travel-friendly design
The XT Camera System emphasizes a modular and travel-friendly design that fits easily into your lifestyle. The form and aesthetics underline the system’s priorities as a new breed of camera, masterfully designed for convenience without sacrificing quality.

Effortless capture
Turning a new page in the history of the field camera, the XT delivers full digital integration and intuitive, easy-to-master operation. We gave meticulous attention to fine details and usability features, elevating your shooting experience.

Expanding camera system
The XT Camera System is designed to expand and evolve. With the brains of the IQ4 Infinity Platform and the heart of the X-Shutter, the integration and features of the XT support limitless potential for even simpler use. The XT is a camera system that is extraordinary now and is poised to get even better with age.

Full Digital Integration

The XT Camera System is the first of its kind – a fully integrated digital field camera supporting medium and large format optics. It seamlessly integrates shutter controls without the need for external power, accessories or cables. Comprised of an IQ4 digital back, XT Camera Body, X-Shutter, and XT-Rodenstock lens, the camera system places complete control at your finger tips and enables an effortless capture workflow.

Integrated Exposure Control

Compose, focus and shoot –it’s that simple. With the full digital integration of the XT Camera System, shutter and aperture controls are integrated into the IQ4 touch screen to allow for seamless and intuitive operation with 100% accurate results. Beyond the essential communication of the components, the XT Camera Body incorporates a simple and straight forward dual-action shutter button, all of which elevate the field camera ideals to the 21st century.

151 Million Pixels

The XT Camera System elevates the highest resolution full frame medium format sensor available, ensuring that each RAW image takes full control of the astounding quality and detail provided by the Rodenstock optics. The flexibility afforded by such image resolution opens new possibilities in print, as well as providing the flexibility and convenience to crop and scale images to previously unimaginable levels.


At the heart of the XT + Rodenstock HR lenses is the X-Shutter. The X-Shutter is an intelligently integrated and electronically controlled shutter, born out of Phase One’s industrial applications and experience. The X-Shutter is purpose-built for the XT Camera System to allow for finer control in a smaller form factor. Powered by the IQ4, the X-Shutter shares in the ambition of the Infinity Platform for future growth and flexibility.

IQ4 Infinity Platform

At the core of the XT Camera System is the IQ4, built on the powerful and flexible Infinity Platform. The Infinity Platform dynamically expands and adapts to market demands and technological changes. It provides you with a steady stream of new features, functions, compatibility and improved usability.The Infinity Platform enables the same IQ4 to seamlessly switch between the professional power and functionality of the XF, camera to the elegance and simplicity of the XT.

Capture One Inside

We integrated the cutting-edge RAW editing core of Capture One software directly into your camera to reflect your personal aesthetic in the RAW file itself. Thanks to the ample processing power of the IQ4, with Capture One Inside, you get greater control over your RAW capture when you are away from your computer and immersed in your subject.

Precision Details

The XT Camera System is built using only the highest quality materials. Each aspect of the design and manufacturing, all the way down to the handcrafted ebony handgrip, focuses on quality and precision, ensuring an exclusive and enjoyable shooting experience.

Modular Flexibility

Phase One Camera Systems are designed for modular flexibility. Use the IQ4 Digital Back with the XT Camera Body for an effortless, travel-friendly solution, or switch to the XF Camera Body for more automation, granular customization, and tools to make your workflow more dynamic. No matter what you choose, you’ll be impressed by the unsurpassed image quality that Phase One is known for.

Quality Optics

Known for their great resolving power and contrast even at large apertures, the optical design of Rodenstock HR lenses reduces diffraction and color noise, even at the pixel density of the IQ4 150MP, providing further flexibility to the full frame medium format sensor.

  • The XT – Rodenstock HR 23mm f/5.6 is simply the best super wide medium format lens on the market.
  • The XT – Rodenstock HR 32mm f/4 provides wide angle coverage with leading image quality combined with a large image circle, suitable for significant X and Y shift.
  • The XT – Rodenstock HR 70mm f/5.6 is a normal focal length lens with impeccable image quality and a large image circle.
    With Rodenstock as a strategic partner, the introduction of these exclusive, digitally integrated lenses is only the beginning of the XT Camera System lens range.

Integrated Movements

The XT Camera System takes full advantage of the Rodenstock optics with a total of 24mm of shift on both X and Y axes (12mm + 12mm). These movements allow you to correct for perspective or create panoramic and stitched images quickly and precisely. The shift position of the camera is integrated into the image file, providing immediate feedback for later use.

Additionally, the design of the XT allows you to quickly rotate the camera between portrait and landscape orientation, while remaining securely mounted to a tripod via an integrated industry standard Arca Swiss compatible mount, further expanding the integrated workflow.



NEW Phase One XT – 50 mm Lens

The Phase One 50 HR-W Lens is based on the Rodenstock 50 HR-W lens and is one of the finest optics in that impressive lineup. It makes a logical progression in a lens lineup from the Rodenstock 32 HR-W, which has already been previously released as a Phase One XT lens. On an IQ4 150 sensor, the 50 HR-W is equivalent to a 32mm lens (in 35mm format), while the 32 HR-W is a 21mm equivalent. If you view the split comparative screen raw files below, you’ll see there is a bigger difference than you would think in focal length.

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