Phase One XF IQ3 Medium Format Cameras Announced !

Phase One XF IQ3

Phase One has just announced the new XF IQ3 Medium Format cameras today. The new XF system features a new ‘Honeybee’ autofocus platform (created in-house) and ‘Flexible One Touch UI’ interface that the company says is based on ‘clean Scandinavian design’.

Phase One XF IQ3 digital backs come in three flavors: 50, 60, and 80MP. The 50MP version is a CMOS with a claimed 14 stops of dynamic range, while Phase One opted for CCD-based 60 and 80MP sensors that each offer 13 stops of DR. All three backs can take 60 minute exposures, sport 3.2″ touchscreen LCDs, and have built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi. The company also says that the IQ3 backs are capable of faster data transmission and power sharing between their two batteries.

Along with the XF and three new backs are a pair of Schneider-Kreuznach leaf shutter lenses. These 120mm F4 and 35mm F3.5 lenses can resolve to 100MP according to the company, and offer shutter speeds of up to 1/4000 sec.

Pricing for the XF body with an IQ3 back, prism viewfinder, Schneider-Kreutnach 80mm LS Lens and Capture One 8.3 is:

XF IQ3 80MP – $48,990 / €38,990
XF IQ3 60MP – $41,990 / €33,990
XF IQ3 50MP – $40,990 / €31,990

The new Schneider leaf shutter lenses are priced as follows:
35mm F3.5 – $6,490 / €5,490
120mm F4 – $6,490 / €5,490