A-Series IQ3 100MP System – Redefining Fine Art Photography

Precision optics, custom calibrated digital backs, meticulously manufactured components and unbeatable imaging software come together to deliver untouchable quality and exclusive workflow innovations… now available with 100MP Full Frame Medium Format CMOS perfection.

Scroll down to learn more or click below.

Overview New Features Tech Specs Raw Files Leasing Rent Request more information

Back to Basics, 100MP Style

Making no sacrifice at the expense of image quality, the system embraces the excellence of decades-old analogue technology and pairs it with unmatched digital integration. Combining the best optical components with the ultimate digital technology, while maintaining precision simplicity, ensures that image quality is always first. Not only does this system take full advantage of the image of the IQ3 100MP Digital Back, it also delivers precision mechanics.

Using full-frame Medium Format sensors 2.5 times larger than those found in high-end DSLRs, the Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP provides true Medium Format beauty. A combination of the highest resolution, the highest dynamic range, and full 16-bit color, the A-series IQ3 100MP delivers exceptional imaging.

The A-series IQ3 digital back is completely compatible with the XF Camera System. It has never been easier to take full advantage two camera systems at the same time. Simply connect the back to the XF camera, select the camera mode, and enjoy all the advantages of a fully integrated Auto Focus Medium Format system.

Photographers familiar with Fine Art and Technical Camera applications understand the burden of manually creating, and later applying, LCC profiles to their image. With the introduction of Factory Lens Calibrations (FLC) just select the lens, capture the image and forget your LCC plate at home.


A-Series Unique Features

Exclusive to the A-series, IQ3 Digital Backs offer custom-made Factory Lens Calibration to ensure each back is custom tailored to each individual camera and lens, ensuring that the system achieves exact tolerances.


The Factory Lens Calibrations are made individually for each A-Series system and stored within the Firmware of the A-Series IQ3 Digital Back. This calibration allows photographers to simply select the specific lens they intend to use and start capturing without the need to create Lens Cast Corrections for later Capture One application.

Part of what makes a Phase One system stand out, is the innovations in User Experience. The XF Camera System introduced the OneTouch UI, an innovative achievement in camera control. The A-Series IQ3 100MP Camera System benefits greatly from this by offering the same retina touch screen display and interaction. The ability to select your intended lens with a simple touch of the screen, show high-quality image previews, zoom to 100% and check focus with a simple tap, all from a 3.2” inch display providing ample space to compose, review and create.

The 30fps Live View display lets you compose your image directly through the backs display with almost no latency, check your focus with a simple tap of the screen, and ensure that the subject you see in front of you is exactly what you capture. Live View can also be output through a separate HDMI port or used in conjunction with your iOS device over a WiFi connection.



Lenses, Lenses & Lenses

Did we mention Lenses?

Meticulously selected, the Phase One A-Series lens collection is factory calibrated to ensure each A-Series System performs to it’s absolute best. The lenses range from the ultra-wide Alpagon f/5.6 23mm, the wide ALPAR f/4.0 35mm and the Alpagon f/5.6 70mm. Three well rounded lens options for versatility and performance.

Each A-Series Rodenstock lens delivers unrivaled edge-to-edge sharpness, fully capable of resolving the quality of full frame medium format sensors, even well beyond the 100 megapixel resolution of the A-series IQ3 100MP. The precision system coupled with the high-quality optics, provides stunning detail in every shot.

In addition to specifically calibrated A-Series lenses, the system remains compatible with all ALPA lenses, offering a great choice of ultimate high-resolution lens designs for a multitude of applications.


A-Series IQ3 – The Complete Package

The A-series IQ3 Camera System comes complete with all you need to start shooting. In classic Phase One fashion the A-Series IQ3 Camera System comes with all you need to get shooting. The batteries are charged, photographer not included.

The A-Series IQ3 Camera System focuses on size and quality. Because of this it sacrifices the integration of an optical viewfinder. The IQ3 A-Series Camera System therefore integrates over WiFi with any iOS device using Capture Pilot.


The IQ3 100MP has over 15 fstops of Dynamic Range

15 stops of Dynamic Range

The IQ3 Advantage

The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System delivers an unparalleled 15 stops of dynamic range, retaining unmatched detail in both highlights and shadows. This is the highest performing system in terms of dynamic range that the Medium Format world has to offer. The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System is engineered to provide the detail and unmatched quality, demanded by the worlds leading photographers.

IQ3 resolution of 50MP, 60MP, 80MP and now the new 100MP not only delivers incredible detail, but also provides creative flexibility, accommodating virtually any application requirement, be it print or digital.

Wireless communication is an integrated part of the IQ3 Digital Back range allowing you to connect an iPad or iPhone wirelessly and use Capture Pilot (downloadable in the app store) for Live View, exposure control, shutter release and instantly check focus or compose on a larger screen.

The larger display of an iPad can make it easier to view composition and focus. Use it yourself or simply give it to the client when working on set; they can get involved, check and rate images from afar and you can make sure your clients get what they want and keep coming back.

GPS information is logged through Capture Pilot when your iPhone or iPad is wirelessly connected to an IQ3 Digital Back and automatically embedded into your IQ RAW files. A great feature for reviewing where images were captured which can be useful for location scouting purposes.


CMOS sensor technology allows for an unmatched Live View experience. With the IQ3 50MP, and now the IQ3 100MP, Live View is greatly improved with the ability to capture during Live View operation. Whether you are using Live View on the digital back itself or through Capture One Pro, a simple click of the shutter will capture your image at full resolution just as you are seeing it in real-time. Once the image is captured, you’ll seamlessly return to live view to continue your required workflow.

Technical Specs


IQ3 100MP

IQ3 80MP

IQ3 60MP

IQ3 50MP

Resolution 101 Megapixel 80 Megapixel 60 Megapixel 50 Megapixel
Sensor Format / Size
IQ3 100mp 100 megapixel sensor size IQ3 80mp 80 megapixel sensor size IQ3 60mp 60 megapixel sensor size IQ3 50mp 50 megapixel CMOS sensor size
Long Exposure  60 min. 60 min. 60 min. 60 min.
16 bit Opticolor+  YES YES YES NO
Dynamic Range  15 f-stops 13 f-stops 13 f-stops 14 f-stops
Sensitivity (ISO)  50 – 12800 50-800 50-800 100-6400
Sensitivity (ISO) – Long Exp.  50 – 12800 200-3200 140-3200 100-6400
Sensor+ (ISO) – 1/4 of total res.  No Sensor+ 200-3200 200-3200 No Sensor+
Lens Factor  1 1 1 1.3
Active Pixels  11608 x 8708 10328 x 7760 8984 x 6732 8280 x 6208
Pixel Size (micron) 4.6 x 4.6 5.2 x 5.2 6.0 x 6.0 5.3 x 5.3
Output image dim. 300 DPI  98.3 x 73.2 87.4 x 65.6 cm 76.1 x 57 cm 70.1 x 52.6 cm
Output image dim. 600 DPI  49.1 x 36.9 43.7 x 32.8 cm 38 x 28.5 cm 35.0 x 26.3 cm
Mount Options  XF/DF+/H XF/H/V XF(IQ2 available for H/V) XF(IQ2 available for H/V)
3.2″ Touch Display YES YES YES YES
High Bandwidth Ports YES YES YES YES
XF Body Powershare YES YES YES YES
Wi-Fi 802.11 n YES YES YES YES

New Features

XF IQ3 Camera System

XF IQ1 Camera System

OneTouch UI including functionality from prev. generation systems Yes w/ High-bandwidth DB integration Yes w/ limited functionality
Screen Layouts Simple/Classic Simple/Classic
Custom Setups 3 configurations with 80+ settings 3 configurations with 80+ settings
Wireless remote control with Capture Pilot YES NO
Exposure Calculator YES NO
Temprature Graph Tool YES NO
Exposure Zone Tool YES NO
Clip Warning YES NO
Auto ISO & ISO Control YES NO
Histogram on XF YES NO
Virtual horizon on XF YES NO
Prepared for future feature upgrades YES NO
Camera Menu YES, advanced YES, basic
Vibration data in image file YES YES
Wake-up XF from Back YES YES
Focus Mask YES YES
Virtual Horizon YES YES
B&W Composition Display YES YES
Live View for instant focus YES YES
Tap, Ban & Browse YES YES
Tethered Capture in Capture One Pro YES YES

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 10.30.31 AM

IQ3 100MP Raw Files

Enter your information to start downloading the first Raw files from the IQ3 100mp from Phase One. Submit your email and a download link will be sent. You will need Capture One 9.0.2 or higher in order to view these, download now.

Fields marked with an * are required