Phase One XF IQ3 100MP Achromatic


Available for Pre-Order

Quick Overview:

Unfiltered Detail

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.

More Light Makes for Better Images

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.

ISO Flexibility

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.

Live View

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.

Electronic Shutter

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

Comprehensive Product Knowledge and Support

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.

The Capture One Connection

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.

Service and Support

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.

5 Year Warranty

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

5 Year Uptime Guarantee

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.

360° Service Guarantee

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.

101 Megapixel

Long exposure
60 minutes

16 bit Opticolor+

Dynamic range
15 f-stops

Sensitivity (ISO)
200 - 51200

Sensitivity (ISO) - Long Exp
200 - 51200

Sensor+ (ISO) - 1/4 res.

Lens factor

Sensor type

Sensor Size
53.4 x 40.1

Active pixels
11608 x 8708

Pixel size (micron)
4.6 x 4.6

Output image dim. 300 DPI
98.3 x 73.2 cm

Output image dim. 600 DPI
49.1 x 36.9 cm

Mount options*

3.2" Touch Display

High Bandwith Interface

XF Powershare

Wi-Fi 802.11 n

Captures per second: Focal Plane (Full res.)
14 bit: 1.1/16 bit: 0.6

Captures per second: Leaf shutter (Full res.)
14 bit: 0.9/16 bit 0.5

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Pre-Owned Cosmetic Grading Scale

10- | LIKE NEW

Item shows no visible signs of use. Usually includes some, if not all, of the original packaging. Item can be considered like new

9+ | Very good

Item shows very slight handling wear. Item is almost new, but used lightly.

9 | GOOD

Item shows minor handling wear, usually shows some signs of edge wear.


Item shows regular signs of use, some edge wear, and normal cosmetic marks from general use.


Item shows significant wear from normal use. Some paint loss, and edge wear. Regular cosmetic marks are visible.


Item shows nominal signs of heavy use. Significant paint loss, edge wear and cosmetic marks are visible throughout the item.


Item shows significant signs of heavy handling. Significant paint loss, edge wear, and visual marks can be seen throughout the item.


Item shows extreme signs of heavy handling. Extreme paint loss, edge wear and visual marks can be seen throughout the item.

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