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Capture How the Eye Sees

Phase One is known best for innovation. The art of perfecting the exceptional goes to the core of our philosophy. We’ve delved into digital photography from a different perspective and focused on something is often taken for granted: Color. The significant role of color in photography is something no one can underestimate. Being able to capture what our eyes can see has been an ambition since the introduction of color photography. Color vitality and accuracy goes to the very heart of photographic expression.

The Science of Color

Working closely with Sony, Phase One has introduced new technology to take digital color capabilities one step further. The Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back renders color in astonishing brilliance. It is capable of replicating, closer than ever, the color definition that the human eye sees. Using a new CMOS sensor and Bayer Filter color technology, photographers now have 101-megapixels of creative possibility in a never-before possible color definition.

New Sensor Dedicated to Color

Commissioned by Phase One and built by Sony, the new Phase One Trichromatic sensor is only found within the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back. This opens a fresh world of color capability, capturing vivid and vibrant color close to the dynamic color ability of human vision. This pioneering technology sets the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic in a league of its own.

Focusing on ISO

The ISO performance of the new IQ3 100MP Trichromatic sensor has expanded to a range never-before reached in a medium format CMOS sensor. While others may concentrate on higher ISO’s, Phase One concentrates first on image quality. A base ISO of 35 means the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic can produce the cleanest 101- megapixel image possible, and reaching to 12,800 provides the flexibility required by the world’s most demanding photographers.

More Than Just Technology

The Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy represents more than just the technology that helps realize its vision. It’s a dedication to photography, to art and to image quality. It’s the leadership in an industry driven by technology which stops to ask questions about what improvements are truly needed and what simply isn’t good enough. The Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy is a promise that where color and quality can expand, while others may be satisfied with what they have, Phase One will always strive for perfection.

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“For a story to be a true representation of my own experience, I rely on technology. Nothing will ever match the human eye and our first-hand perception of nature’s wonders. Working with the best possible sensor, however, is the closest I can bring my audience to admire the immense palette nature has created.”

–Timo Lieber, Aerial Photographer

Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy

Phase One’s color technology has set a new benchmark in the era of digital color photography. Inspired by photographers longing for organic color rendering, Phase One together with Sony created the Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy. It’s, of course, true that all digital color camera systems are built upon the interpretation of the three primary colors. The difference in the Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy, however, is in our application and approach.

The technology inherent in the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic starts with the hardware. We have physically customized the Color Bayer filter on an all new 101-megapixel sensor to tailor the color response. This allows the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic to capture color in a new way, unlike anything else. In essence, it’s designed around the concept of mimicking the dynamic color response of the human eye.

CMOS Live View

Live View serves a critical role in the workflow of the professional photographer. It provides instant feedback to confirm composition, focus, and overall accuracy.

IQ3 Benefits

The Trichromatic comes with every feature you would expect from the IQ3 series including 60 min. exposure, power share, Wi-Fi, “open platform” integration, giving you a full-fledged IQ3 Digital Back equivalent to all other models.

Full XF Camera Integration

Power Share, XF tools, auto focus, and more, giving you a complete camera system with no caveats or exceptions.

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 connect the artist to the scene through phenomenal color.

The Capture One Connection

Phase One develops its own in-house software, Capture One Pro 10.1, which works in perfect harmony with the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic. Whether in the studio or in the field, the result is a seamless professional workflow that delivers the image quality you have come to expect and a color accuracy beyond expectations.

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