Saturday, February 19, 2011

Phase one Announces IQ series digital backs

Phase one has released IQ180, IQ160 and IQ140 medium format digital camera backs with 80, 40 and 60.5 megapixel CCD sensors, respectively. All three feature 3.2 supports "multi-touch rear the company describes as having 1.15 megapixel resolution (although it seems more similar to what would normally be called 1.15 million points). The IQ180 also has a USB 3.0 faster image transfer and a FireWire 800 connection for faster tethered shooting. All three will be available from April 2011 at suggested retail price starting at $ 16,990 € 21,990/.

Press release:

Designed for maximum creative freedom

Copenhagen, January 24, 2011 — Phase One, a supplier of equipment pro photography world leader, today announced a bold new generation of medium format digital camera backs. Phase one IQ180, IQ160 and IQ140 digital camera supports the feature maximum resolutions of 80, 60 and 40 high quality Megapixels respectively. This series sets new standards for performance and management of medium format camera system.

Phase one IQ180 captures full-frame 80 megapixels resolution, with a dynamic range of 12.5 f-stop. Is the first product of its kind to feature a connection AFG3252, facilitating the transfer of images faster in the future. The IQ180 also offers a FireWire 800 connection, ensuring the speed of the fastest possible acquisition related today. For shooting untethered, new interface memory card digital back IQ180 is so fast that eliminates buffering delays, support continuous shooting until the card is filled.

"I'm amazed by the quality of the image, I got it out of the box ' with the IQ180 of a phase phase one 645DF camera. You can create images with more detail and see unique compared with any other camera out there. Helps me to develop unique styles to me, "said Jens Honore photographer lifestyle. (Web:

Type a retina designed just 3.2 inch multi touch Features, 1.15 megapixel resolution, providing the highest resolution and largest exhibition of any SLR type cameras available today. This means that very fine details can be checked immediately during a photo shoot--for example, using unique Focus form of phase one and instant zoom feature. Automatic adjustment of brightness and contrast ensures that the display is visible in various lighting conditions.

Context sensitive controls, such as instant zoom enables a photographer to magnify an image by using only one finger. Small histograms and highlight warnings can be enlarged to full screen view with a simple touch. The new form of fire available during preview allows you to validate the depth of field and focus the image. View the wide format allows for a full image 4: 3 aspect ratio at VGA resolution next to the histogram, highlight warning, form of fire, EXIF data and touch controls.  This touch screen display is complemented by intuitive navigation of 4 buttons of phase one.

"The new high resolution multi touch screen with its intuitive controls is a perfect tool for quality control of image right at the time of acquisition. With this display quality, can I leave my laptop at home and, ultimately, this makes it easier, my job, "said architectural photographer, Eugeni Pons. (Web:

Phase one sensor + technology patent, incorporated in phase one IQ180, supports a wide variety of shooting conditions. One can capture images with megapixel resolution, a full 80 or using sensor + mode, switch instantly to capture images with a resolution of 8 megapixels to four times higher sensitivity up to ISO 3200. This flexibility is very useful in low light conditions; There is no need to slow down to change the cameras, and there is no clipping or lens. One gets the maximum wide-angle lens performance, higher levels of ISO and a faster workflow.

According to the fashion photographer Stefan Kapfer from Trostberg, "the new IQ180 meets my work very well. Can I use the full 80 megapixel resolution for my shots of high-end fashion, and 8 megapixel image sensor technology that get by + give me a workflow faster when production catalogue. It's really two perfect solutions in a single system. " (Web:

Compatibility is improved IQ among digital backs and camera body phase one 645DF. Now, the power state of the digital back can be controlled directly from the 645DF camera. An integrated battery charger ensures that the battery is charged while one is shooting tethered, offering more shooting versatility.

Capture one 6
Capture one 6 Backup has been optimized for shooting with a digital phase IQ. Together with the IQ series backs this professional RAW converter and image editing software will deliver the highest image quality in the world with excellent color and detail.  The software includes all the tools you need to capture, organize, edit, share and print images for an efficient workflow.

Reliability and service
Professional photographers have the IQ of a phase digital backs to get their jobs. Their highly durable build quality has been designed and tested to work in the toughest environments, including humidity, extreme heat and cold.

All Phase One products are worth long-term investment with superior service. For professionals, this protection is invaluable, especially when shooting in familiar situations and locations worldwide.

Various service levels are available for phase one digital backs IQ. For example, an option of added value includes a lifetime warranty-time (5 years), a unit on loan free of charge during the repair and other options. Phase one provides support 24 hours 365 days delivered online and supported by dedicated partners and a global support team.

For a complete list of all the new phase one digital Back features IQ, including camera bodies are supported, see

The availability and prices
Phase one IQ180 should be available end of April 2011. Phase one IQ160 and IQ140 are expected to be available end of May 2011. The products can be ordered now through a phase of photography professional partners worldwide:

Prices for digital backs new start 21990 6,532 EUR/USD. Interesting upgrade offers are available for all photographers to step one.

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