The Phase One IQ1 100MP Digital Back Is Probably More Than You Need

Today at Photokina 2016, Phase One is bringing us a brand new 100MP digital camera back in the form of the IQ1. And for $32,990 you’ll be able to pixel peep to your heart’s content while whispering sweet nothings to your monitor alone in the dark with your computer.

The new sensor in the IQ11 10MP Digital back is a full frame 645 medium format sensor that ranges from ISO 50-12,800–and sports 16 bit color depth with 15 stops of dynamic range.

In addition, Phase One is adding two new Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses. The 150mm f/2.8 IF is the fastest Blue Ring telephoto lens, and the 45mm f/3.5 gives photographers a bit more to work with on the wider end.

More specs are after the jump.

New IQ1 100MP Digital Back


Phase One’s engineering team designs for uncompromising standards, and is relentless in perfecting image quality. The IQ1 100MP Digital Back is designed to exploit the power of the industry’s most advanced image sensor design. As a flexible component to be used in a variety of photographic applications, this digital back brings with it:

  • 101 Megapixel Resolution – full frame 645 medium format images with a native size of 11608 x 8708 pixels;
  • ISO 50-12800 with CMOS sensor technology – ISO flexibility and performance alongside video-quality LiveView, for any camera system;
  • 16 Bit Color Depth – true 16-bit RAW file capture;
  • 15 Stop Dynamic Range – exposure control and flexibility capturing extreme shadow and highlight detail.

Read more about the IQ1 100MP Digital Back at:

Two New Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring Lenses


Phase One continues to diversify its already extensive, high-quality Blue Ring lens portfolio. The introduction of two new Blue Ring lenses ensures a complete lens range in both wide-angle optics and telephoto lens speed. Blue Ring lenses are manufactured to Phase One’s highest standard of optical quality, capable of performing well beyond 101-megapixel resolution.

  • New Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/2.8 IF; the fastest Blue Ring telephoto lens with extremely shallow depth of field which is perfect for portrait as well as landscape applications.
  • New Schneider Kreuznach 45mm LS f/3.5; providing edge-to-edge sharpness in a nearly distortion free wide-angle design, making it ideal for landscape photography as well as interior and architecture applications.

Read more about the new Blue Ring lenses at:

Availability and Pricing

The IQ1 100MP Digital Back is shipping this month and will be available through Phase One Partners:

IQ1 100MP Digital Back (XF or H mount) – $32,990 USD

New Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring lenses are available now through Phase One Partners:

Schneider Kreuznach 150mm LS f/2.8 IF – $6,990 USD

Schneider Kreuznach 45mm LS f/3.5– $5,990 USD

All Phase One IQ3 Camera Systems are available now with a choice of one Schneider Kreuznach Blue Ring prime lens valued up to $6,990 USD

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Chris Gampat

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