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“My intransigent devotion to artistic craftsmanship and creative vision requires the ultimate instruments for creative expression. The XF IQ4 150MP Camera System utilizes the highest resolution full frame medium format sensor available in the world. Phase One is pushing the limits of what is possible by providing image quality and resolution that exceeds the needs of today, securing longevity well into the future. The XF IQ4 150MP, combined with the world’s most exquisite art mediums, ensures the highest image quality attainable, guaranteed to meet the needs of the world’s most demanding Collectors.

While image excellence and state-of-the-art technology are important elements in crafting world-class photography, the most important element in this creative process, is the photographer. His/her artistic vision, eye, heart and soul.


You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”
Ansel Adams


Phase One XF IQ4 150MP Camera System

XF IQ4 150MP Camera System: $51,990 USD

The XF IQ4 150MP Camera System is the premier configuration, delivering both the highest resolution and the powerful workflow and speed of the IQ4 Infinity Platform. This is the definitive choice for high end commercial professionals who require the absolute best image quality and workflow capabilities available today.

Building on 25 years of digital imaging innovation and the success of the XF Camera System, the IQ4 introduces 151-Megapixel Backside Illuminated (BSI) Sensor. The IQ4 150MP feature an ultra-efficient pixel design that delivers unprecedented image quality and detail. A world first in full frame medium format photography.

Built for professionals

The XF Camera System is a powerhouse for the professional photographer. Offering a customizable workflow that seamlessly adapts to fast-changing industry needs, and tools built specifically for the demanding requirements of the professional photographer, delivering the highest quality at a premium rate is at your fingertips.

Uncompromised image quality

The XF Camera System delivers uncompromised image quality thanks to quality Schneider Kreuznach optics and high resolution full frame medium format sensors.

Phase One’s full frame medium format sensors, 1.5x the size of crop sensor mirrorless medium format, allow 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.

High resolution lens range

The high resolution Blue Ring lenses are unmatched in quality, and feature a unique, individual, focus calibration for unprecedented autofocus precision. With focal lengths ranging from 28mm – 240mm, the fastest flash synchronization, and resolving the highest resolutions on the market with tack sharp detail, our lenses are designed and built to the highest standards.

The Blue Ring lens range is developed in partnership with worldwide optics leader Schneider Kreuznach of Germany, and built by hand in Japan. Each lens is handled from start to finish by an optics expert who oversees that every component is flawlessly assembled.


COPENHAGEN, Aug. 28, 2018

Phase One today announced a giant leap forward in photography: Phase One XF IQ4 Camera Systems are built upon the new and expandable Infinity Platform. Three full frame medium format camera systems, based on the Infinity Platform, include the IQ4 150MP (151-megapixels), the IQ4 100MP Trichromatic (101- megapixels), and the IQ4 150MP Achromatic (151-megapixels). Each delivers a flexible and customizable photographic solution designed to evolve and adapt over time. The IQ4 features a new level of workflow optimization, integration and support for all photographic applications.

With the Infinity Platform, Phase One has moved the core of Capture One’s imaging processor into the IQ4 itself. ‘Capture One Inside’ offers unprecedented RAW file control. Image editing and processing – once possible only in the Capture One software application – can now be controlled within the IQ4. The Infinity Platform also allows Phase One to challenge fundamental imaging concepts, such as the limitations of dynamic range. Additionally, the IQ4 delivers new tethering and storage options, wireless integration, and performance improvements.

“Our customers drive us to break down barriers and keep pushing forward,” said Henrik O. Håkonsson, CEO & President, Phase One, A/S. “With the Infinity Platform we are completely dedicated to grow the IQ4, adapting and expanding incrementally to match the pace of technology – making it unique in the photographic world – a camera investment that pays back with years of cutting-edge operation. We dedicate the new XF IQ4 Camera System to these individuals whose passion for perfection is unlimited.”



Blue Ring Lenses

Exceptional image capture begins with outstanding optics

Designed in Denmark

Danish design is known for functionalism, simplicity, and elegance. For over ten years, Phase One Denmark has led the design of the Phase One Camera System lenses, driving the finest engineering and manufacturing partners to create a higher standard of lens to support the creative ambitions of professional photographers.

German optics engineering

Schneider Kreuznach is a worldwide leader in optics and precision engineering. Building on a century of German optics expertise, the Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring Lenses for the XF Camera are unmatched in quality, with a unique, individual, focus calibration for every lens.

Japanese high-tech manufacturing

The manufacturing home of our lenses is Japan, where our lenses are built by hand. Each lens is handled from start to finish by a single expert who oversees that every component is flawlessly assembled.


About Phase One

Phase One A/S is the world’s leading manufacturer of medium format digital photography systems and imaging solutions for professional photographers, cultural heritage and industrial applications.

Established in 1993, Phase One has pioneered the field of digital camera systems and imaging software, including multiple breakthroughs – from the world’s first 100MP camera systems to advanced imaging workflows in the award-winning Capture One software.

The modular, open platform approach Phase One employs in developing their full frame medium format camera systems enables professional photographers to capture high-resolution, high-detail images with a camera system that adapts to changing applications and industry demands through firmware and software updates.

Phase One’s understanding and ability to optimize hardware and software integration underscores their Capture One software – widely preferred by professional photographers. With native support for more than 500 camera models, the advanced Capture One software offers fast and powerful RAW conversion and image editing. Capture One is built on a highly responsive processing engine that delivers unmatched color handling, precision-editing tools, and seamless tethered support.

By controlling all aspects of the medium format camera system supply chain, Phase One is uniquely positioned to help photographers and imaging experts everywhere stand out from the competition and realize their creative visions without compromise.

Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and with offices in New York, Tokyo, Cologne, Shanghai and Tel Aviv, Phase One is committed to delivering an unmatched level of service and support to every customer through their expert team of global partners.

Phase One and Capture One are registered trademarks of Phase One A/S. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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