Phase One Introduces a New 100MP A-Series Medium Format Back


Before I go on: no, I’m not talking about Sony A series despite what all the rumor mongers are saying. Instead, what we’re getting is a new IQ3 medium format back based on the ALPA 12TC mirrorless camera body. From what it seems, this is a similar back to the other 100MP beast that Phase One announced earlier this year, but instead it’s designed specifically for this system. To that end, the new sensor is also a 645 full frame format–meaning that it is a full 645 sized sensor and not cropped.

The ISO ranges from 50 to 12,800 and boasts a dynamic range of 15 stops. It can shoot at up to 1/500th or up to 60 minutes on the other end of the spectrum. 1/500th is fairly common for most medium format camera backs.

Each model of the camera comes with the 35mm Rodenstock Alpar lens. Two optional lenses are available: ultra-wide 23mm and 70mm ALPA HR Alpagon. The price? A whopping $56,000 is what this camera will set you back at.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.