Digital Backs 2018-08-28T07:41:39+00:00

The IQ4 – Infinite Possibilities

The IQ4 is built on the powerful and flexible new Infinity Platform to change with you and adapt to new technology, removing the limitations in your creative workflow. The cutting-edge RAW editing core of Capture One has been integrated into the camera itself for control, quality and integration – even when you are away from your computer. Three tethering options, dual storage capabilities and adherence to the Phase One Open Platform Philosophy provide future-proof flexibility and functionality in a modular design. The large, full frame medium format sensors capture the greatest amount of light with the least amount of interpretation, providing unmatched image quality and unparalleled photographic flexibility. Available in 150MP, 100MP Trichromatic and 150MP Achromatic variants, you are sure to find the XF IQ4 Camera System that will take your creative workflow to the next level.

Infinity Platform

At the core of the IQ4 is the powerful and flexible Infinity Platform, which lays a new foundation for image quality advancement, workflow optimization and feature development well into the future. The Infinity Platform is built to grow, expand and adapt, allowing Phase One engineers to explore new possibilities in digital imaging and approach conventional photographic methods from new perspectives. The Infinity Platform is able to dynamically expand and adapt to market demands and technological changes, providing you with a steady stream of new features and innovations aimed at ensuring that your investment allows you to continuously create at the highest professional level for years to come.

Capture One Inside

We’ve integrated the cutting-edge RAW editing core of Capture One directly into your camera to reflect your personal aesthetic in the RAW file itself. The utilization of key Capture One image quality components directly in-camera was made possible thanks to the ample processing power of the IQ4. Capture One Inside provides greater control over your RAW capture when you are away from your computer and immersed in your subject; instant feedback and verification provides confirmation that you got the shot. With the core of Capture One inside every IQ4, we’ve only just scratched the surface of the countless features Capture One Inside makes possible.

Today, Capture One Inside delivers:

  •  IIQ RAW file “Style” integration
  •  JPEG processing in-camera
  •  Improved image quality and preview performance
  •  Improved Live View, faster frame rates, new tools

Expanded Tethering Options

Attuned to the professional workflow, multiple tethering options capable of handling the high bandwidth are included in the IQ4 – Ethernet, USB-C and Wireless. All tethering and local storage options can be combined and customized to address your specific workflow needs.

Wireless tethering can be used to transfer RAW files to Capture One in addition to storing them in-camera. This solution can be used as a backup or as part of a custom workflow.

Ethernet grants the potential for a fully customized, integrated and dynamic workflow, providing the potential to capture into or through any Ethernet supported device. In addition, the long cable lengths and power provided via Ethernet eliminates workflow concerns surrounding battery power or cable length.

USB-C provides a standard port type for convenient tethering on a wide variety of common devices. USB-C also delivers multiple power integration options.

Ethernet and USB-C allow data transfer and system integration with no additional accessories necessary – transfer from local storage to any host without removing the card. And with a variety of cable lengths available, both Ethernet and USB-C can be exactly configured to suit your workflow needs.

Dual Storage

With both XQD and SD card support, the IQ4 gives you the flexibility to store captured files in a way that suits your workflow – save a backup RAW or process a JPEG to a second storage option, or simply expand your total storage so that you can focus on getting every shot.

XQD facilitates a faster capture and data transfer rate, ensuring that your workflow remains smooth and efficient, even when shooting 16-bit RAW images. The IQ4 is prepared for CFexpress support.

SD facilitates a more flexible workflow with a widely-used card type. You can use the SD storage as a second card to expand your total storage (Just a bunch of disks – “JBOD”), as a mirrored backup of your primary storage, or as JPEG storage alongside primary RAW capture. SD is a widely-used, and easily found, card type that has become a standard within photography. You can easily transfer images to a supported device in the field without the use of additional accessories or cables, for faster edits, client proofs or backup.

Full Frame Medium Format Sensors

Every IQ4 digital back is dedicated to full frame medium format photography. Sensors found in the IQ4 are 2.5x larger than that of full frame DSLR cameras, and 1.5x larger than cropped sensor mirrorless medium format. The use of a larger sensor means more light, and therefore more information, is available when converting captured light into a digital file. The availability of more data allows us to honor the quality of that data, and this translates to a more efficient use of information with less interpolation. With full frame medium format sensors, the quality of your RAW image more closely reflects your creative vision straight out of the camera. Output flexibility also increases exponentially thanks to the quality of detail, extreme resolutions and up to 15 stops of dynamic range.

Improved Live View

Thanks to Capture One Inside, the IQ4 improves the overall performance of Live View with a faster frame rate and higher quality, and more tools. Live View in the IQ4 enhances your workflow with tools such as the new exposure simulation, live histogram, clip warning reference, and many more to help you achieve your creative vision more efficiently.

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