Today Phase One announced the Phase One IQ3 100 Megapixel Achromatic Digital Back. The only digital back of its kind.
From Phase One:
Over the past two decades, Phase One has dedicated itself to the craft of photography. Our camera systems are designed by photographers for photographers, and developed by specialists who push the boundaries of photographic possibilities. We are guided by the photographers who inspire us, embracing the traditions of fine art photography. Our goal has been to create a digital imaging system that captures the timelessness of black and white photography in extreme detail and resolution. A black and white image has the power to take us out of this world and transport us to another reality. Phase One is breathing new life into the art of photography by developing a system without the distraction of color, capturing touching elegance in pure creative expression.
The full-frame IQ3 100MP Achromatic is a tribute to the artists that value the heritage of large format black and white analog photography. Phase One has reimagined black and white imaging capabilities with phenomenal clarity and detail. The IQ3 100MP Achromatic gives artists a new range of freedom to explore the enduring beauty of black and white photography.
The IQ3 100MP Achromatic is designed as a complete achromatic system, built from the ground up using a new dedicated CMOS sensor produced without the Bayer color filter, allowing light to reach the sensor unobstructed. Without the filter, each and every pixel of the sensor captures significantly more light, ensuring absolute detail and luminance.
The IQ3 100MP Achromatic can capture much more than the naked eye is able to see, as it is designed to capture a broader spectrum of light. With the option to also capture light outside the visible spectrum, creative possibilities for infrared applications are endless, making the IQ3 100MP Achromatic the most light-sensitive 101-megapixel digital system available.
The more light you have available, the better your image can be. The depth, the tonality, the detail – with more light comes more quality. This is one of many factors that sets larger formats apart from the common, smaller formats. Other systems require a lower ISO to achieve the same quality results the IQ3 100MP Achromatic provides at ISO 200. This means the IQ3 100MP Achromatic creates much less noise at any given ISO than comparable color systems.
The ISO performance of the IQ3 100MP Achromatic is unparalleled. Reaching ISO 51,200 the Achromatic back provides increased flexibility without introducing color noise artifacts.
Serving a critical role in the workflow of the professional photographer, Live View provides instant feedback to confirm composition, focus, and overall accuracy. Live View adds even more value when capturing infrared light, since it displays light that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
The Electronic Shutter provides further flexibility and allows you to use any camera you prefer. Be it a custom camera, a view camera, or something as simple as a pinhole camera; the Electronic Shutter can provide full shutter control and operation directly from the back, all with no moving parts. It’s the perfect addition to a digital back designed to embrace your artistic vision.
As the only camera manufacturer with full in-house control over all aspects of our camera system and software development; 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 response to your needs, and promise the maximum in uptime for you, our customer.
Phase One develops its own in-house software, Capture One Pro 10, which works in perfect harmony with the IQ3 100MP Achromatic, be it in the studio or in the field. The result is a seamless professional workflow that delivers the image quality you have come to expect.
Listening to the needs of photographers is at the heart of Phase One. Being a specialist company means we are in the unique position of being able to offer a close relationship with all our photographers. We are a company of photographers who care a great deal about providing practical support and advice whenever asked. Our hardware experts promise a response to every request within eight hours, regardless of location and no matter the concern… Though, typically that’s seven hours more than we need.
Offering an 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 fix your system quickly and without delay.
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.
At Phase One we are thorough in everything we do. That means that every time we get a system in for service, we take the time to run a full diagnostic and make sure every little part is spinning like new. This is our way of securing the best possible reliability and longevity for your investment.