Digital Backs

We use the best digital backs and sensors for our imaging systems. We have partnered with Phase One and Mamiya Leaf to bring the best quality with the highest resolution to our systems and to you. You won’t find a better quality image producer anywhere.
We are also proud to announce the first ever 100 megapixel digital back from Phase One, read on for more.

Courtesy of the Morgan Library and Mueseum

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Introducing the IQ3 100mp – The first 100 megapixel sensor

Phase One has always strived to offer our customers the ultimate photographic flexibility. They were the first to offer Full Frame Medium Format CCD systems and now the first to offer a Full Frame Medium Format CMOS solution. The Phase One XF 100MP Camera System offers the same great advantages of full frame usability with the added benefits of CMOS. No lens crop factors, no focus screen masks, just uncompromised image quality from edge to edge.

Color Built for Cultural Heritage

Professional color management has always been an essential part of ensuring Phase One shooters get the ultimate image quality they demand. Phase One’s own Image Professor, Niels V. Knudsen and his team have worked for decades perfecting the color response of Phase One hardware. The Phase One Color is not just a science but a passion that runs deep at Phase One.

Electronic Shutter

The IQ3 100MP has a sensor based electronic shutter which allows vibration free capture with infinite durability. This is especially helpful in high-volume digitization (where durability and reliability are paramount) and the digitization of film (which is sensitive to vibration).

Shoot clean with ISO 50 - 12800

By combining new sensor technology and years of experience in noise suppression through Capture One software, the Phase One XF 100MP ISO range delivers unparalleled creative freedom and performance in all shooting conditions. With a previously unthinkable base ISO of 50, the Phase One XF 100MP delivers the flexibility of longer exposures and unrestricted use of fast lenses, all while providing the cleanest possible results. Expanding on CMOS technology, the XF 100MP can offer higher ISO versatility and, with Capture One software, retain excellent noise suppression and file rendering.

A Joint Sensor Partnership
Phase One and Sony have been development partners for years, the 50MP sensor being the first milestone of our cooperation, now found in the XF IQ3 50MP. Creating the full frame sibling to the 50MP CMOS system has been a top priority of Phase One for years. Phase One sensor experts have been working hard to optimize the complete use of the 100MP sensor for the worlds most demanding photographers.
Output via Wi-fi, USB and now HDMI

With the Phase One XF 100MP Camera System delivering a consistent high-quality Live View feed, it is possible to output the feed through Wi-Fi, USB or the newly added HDMI output port. Whether you are shooting tethered to a computer, connected to Capture Pilot via Wi-Fi, or attach a field monitor using the new HDMI port, you can use Live View to efficiently elevate the precision of your focus and composition. HDMI output creates substantial opportunities for your workflow, be it onset to an external display or in the field for a more robust Live View experience, the HDMI output provides you with composition tools and a workflow that works for you.

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One shot from the IQ3 100MP, red square shows the 100% zoom portion. FADGI 4 Verified.
Courtesy of the New York Public Library.

The sensors in the IQ3 100MP, 80MP, IQ3 60MP, IQ3 50MP and IQ2 60MP Achromatic are exclusively found in Phase One products. Not only are they exclusive they are more than twice this size of a 35mm DSLR like Canon or Nikon. Their size allows you to realize the full potential of your lenses. Whether it’s a tight interior space or scenic vista, the full frame sensors mean you’ll get more out of every scene.


IQ3 100MP

IQ3 80MP

IQ3 60MP

IQ3 50MP

Resolution 101 Megapixel 80 Megapixel 60 Megapixel 50 Megapixel
Sensor Format and Size Upload-Grid-Images_13  Upload-Grid-Images_13 Upload-Grid-Images_19 iq250-sensor-size
Long Exposure  60 min. 60 min. 60 min. 60 min.
16 bit Opticolor+  YES YES YES NO
Dynamic Range  15 f-stops 13 f-stops 13 f-stops 14 f-stops
Sensitivity (ISO)  50 – 12800 50-800 50-800 100-6400
Sensitivity (ISO) – Long Exp.  50 – 12800 200-3200 140-3200 100-6400
Sensor+ (ISO) – 1/4 of total res.  No Sensor+ 200-3200 200-3200 No Sensor+
Lens Factor  1 1 1 1.3
Active Pixels  11608 x 8708 10328 x 7760 8984 x 6732 8280 x 6208
Pixel Size (micron) 4.6 x 4.6 5.2 x 5.2 6.0 x 6.0 5.3 x 5.3
Output image dim. 300 DPI  98.3 x 73.2 87.4 x 65.6 cm 76.1 x 57 cm 70.1 x 52.6 cm
Output image dim. 600 DPI  49.1 x 36.9 43.7 x 32.8 cm 38 x 28.5 cm 35.0 x 26.3 cm
Mount Options  XF/DF+/Hasselblad XF/H/V XF(IQ2 available for H/V) XF(IQ2 available for H/V)
3.2″ Touch Display  YES YES YES YES
High Bandwidth Ports  YES YES YES YES
XF Body Powershare YES YES YES YES
Wi-Fi 802.11 n  YES YES YES YES

Captures Per Second

Focal Plane (Full res.)  1.4 0.8 0.9 1.8
Focal Plane (Sensor+)  N/A 1.1 1.2 N/A
Leaf Shutter (Full res.)  1.2 0.7 0.8 1.4
Leaf Shutter (Sensor+)  N/A 1 1.4 N/A

Pushing image quality beyond megapixels IQ2 digital backs offer stunning image quality with up to 80 megapixel captures. At the heart of these digital backs sit the largest cutting-edge sensors on the market; up to 2.5 times larger than the sensors found in full-frame 35mm DSLR cameras.






IQ260 Achromatic

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Sensor Format and Size      
Lens Factor 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0
Sensor Size (mm) 44.0 x 33.0 53.7 x 40.4 53.9 x 40.4 53.9 x 40.4
Active Pixels, Full Resolution

8280 x 6208

10,328 x 7760 8,984 x 6,732 8,984 x 6,732
Active Pixels, Sensor* N/A 5,162 x 3,878 4,490 x 3,364 N/A
Pixel size (micron) 5.3 x 5.3 Full Res: 5.2 x 5.2 Sensor*: 10.4 x 10.4 Full Res: 6 x 6 Sensor*: 12 x 12 Full Res: 6 x 6 Sensor*: 12 x 12
Resolution (megapixels) 50 80 (20 with Sensor+) 60.5 (15 with Sensor+) 60.5
Light Sensitivity (ISO) 100-6400 ISO 35-800 (140-3200 in Sensor+)  50-800 (200-3200 in Sensor+)  200-3200
Exposure Time 1/10,000 sec – 1 hour 1/10,000 sec – 2 minutes 1/10,000 sec – 1 hour (@ISO140) 1/10,000 sec – 2 minutes
Image Quality  14 f-stops 16 bit-Opticolor, 12.5 f-stops, Lens+ technology
Capture Time (frames per sec*) 1.2 0.7 (0.9 in Sensor+) 1.0 (1.4 in Sensor+) 1.0
Image Buffer 2 GB 1 GB
Display 3.2″ Touch screen with 1.15 megapixels 290 ppi (dpi) 16 million colors, 170° viewing angle

*Max expected performance. The actual performance will be dependent on the camera model and on the camera and digital back capture modes.


All images courtesy of the Morgan Library & Mueseum

The Leaf Credo delivers the stunning, film-like quality that has been Leaf’s trademark for many years. The large, specially designed CCD sensors in the Credo 40, 60 and 80 and the Credo 50’s CMOS sensor with dynamic range of up to 14 f-stops provide unmatched detail, richness of color, low noise and beautiful tonality.
Lossless 14/ 16-bit file compression accelerates file handling without loss of image quality.

Leaf Credo




Resolution 10,320 x 7752 (80MP) 8,984 x 6,732 (60MP) 7,320 x 5484 (40MP)
Frame Size
(Crop Factor)
53.7 x 40.3mm
53.9 x 40.4mm
43.9 x 32.9mm
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Pixel Size 5.2 Micron 6.0 Micron 6.0 Micron
Dynamic Range 12.5 f-stops
Color Depth 16-bit (65,536 levels per channel)
ISO Sensitivity 35-800  50-800  50-800
Exposure Time 1/10000-120 sec 1/10000-60 sec 1/10000-60 sec
Capture Rate 0.7 frames/sec 1.0 frames/sec 1.2 frames/sec
Color Management Workflow A range of factory ICC profiles, plus optional ability for users to create their own custom camera profiles
Display 3.2″, 1.15MP bright touch LCD with 170° viewing angle
Image Viewing Preview up to 12 images on one LCD screen, up to 400% zoom
On-board Tools Live View on LCD, spirit level, ISO, WB, histogram, exposure alarms, image rating, 645DF custom functions
Connectivity FireWire 800, USB 3.0, USB 2.0
Software Capture One 6.4 or higher
Minimum requirements Apple Mac: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, 10.6 or higher
Minimum requirements Windows: Core Duo 2 or higher, 4GB or more, Windows 7 or higher
Camers Supported Mamiya: 645DF, 645AFDIII, RZ (all types), RB
Phase One: 645DF, 645AF, iXR
Hasselblad: V-series (except for 200 and 2000 models), H1, H2
Contax: 645AF
View/Technical: ALPA, Arca-Swiss, Cambo, Horseman, Linhof, Rollei X-Act 2, Sinar, Toyo and other 4x5” & 6x9 via Leaf Graflok or 3rd party adapter
Other: Bronica ETRSi/ SQA/ SQAi, Fuji GX680I/II via 3rd party adapter
Battery 2,900 mAh rechargeable Li-ion



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