Infinite possibilities in pristine color

The 101-megapixel Trichromatic sensor, designed with focus on the capture of pristine and nuanced color, sets the standard for digital color capture. It is capable of replicating, closer than ever, the color definition that the human eye sees. Built on the Infinity Platform with Capture One Inside, the XF IQ4 100MP Trichromatic Camera System offers workflow flexibility while enabling infinite creative possibilities in pristine color.

Trichromatic Sensor

The 101-megapixel Trichromatic sensor, designed with focus on the capture of pristine and nuanced color, sets the standard for digital color capture. It is capable of replicating, closer than ever, the color definition that the human eye sees.

The color filter array of the Trichromatic sensor has been painstakingly designed to pick up exactly the right wavelength of light that allows us to get the most color nuances in the most natural way possible. This means that the sensor captures fully saturated colors, and can capture every shade of blue, green, and red exactly as the scene reveals itself. The uncompromised nature of the color rendering from the sensor in the Trichromatic results in a RAW image that closely reflects what the human eye sees straight out of the camera, and leaves the color possibilities for creative editing wide open.

Built on the Infinity Platform

At the core of the IQ4 is the Infinity Platform, which lays a new foundation for image quality advancement, workflow optimization and feature development. The Infinity Platform is built to grow, expand and adapt, allowing Phase One engineers to explore new possibilities in digital imaging and deliver a steady stream of new innovations to ensure you are able to perform at the highest professional level now and well into the future.

Capture One Inside

The cutting-edge RAW editing core of Capture One has been directly integrated in the Infinity Platform, providing advanced control within preview and image settings, and opening the door for future customization of the RAW file at the time of capture. Capture One Inside ensures the most efficient and controlled capture workflow, bringing the capture and post-capture workflows closer together than ever before.

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

Full Frame Medium Format

The full frame medium format sensors found in XF IQ4 Camera Systems, 1.5x the size of crop sensor mirrorless medium format, allow you to capture more data, providing more detail and impressive results so that you can achieve your creative vision straight out of the camera. With the expanded output flexibility provided by the high resolution and up to 15 stops of dynamic range, your workflow options grow exponentially.

Future-Proof 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

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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.

Power Management

XF power share allows you to change the battery in the digital back or XF body individually, with no system downtime or workflow interruption, as long as the remaining battery has a charge.

With IQ4, there is an extra power boost thanks to Power over Ethernet (PoE) and USB-C tethering options which are able to provide power directly to the camera system. Ethernet tethering and PoE provides an uninterrupted workflow when shooting in the studio, while external power banks can be utilized to extend uptime in the field.

Professional Workflow Flexibility

Whether you shoot in a studio or in the field, the IQ4 is primed to complement your shooting style with modularity, capture customization, purpose-built tools, and features to assist every photographer. The result of this flexibility is a customized workflow that transforms the camera into an integral extension of your creative process.

Studio Photography
As a studio photographer, an XF IQ4 Camera System increases the speed and efficiency at which you can set-up, frame, and capture your creative vision. The system is packed with new features that offer unmatched flexibility when defining an in-studio workflow, integrating seamlessly with innumerable supporting systems, and providing infinite possibilities for workflow customization. The XF IQ4 Camera System lets studio photographers get in the zone, and stay there, with innovative features and a simple, distraction-free workflow.

Field Photography
The XF IQ4 Camera System greatly improves the efficiency and workflow for photographers working in the field, away from a supporting computer and studio. The Infinity Platform with Capture One Inside provides a complete set of innovative in-camera tools and features, saving you time while adding to the creative process – all backed by the reliability and quality that you’ve come to expect from Phase One’s open platform system.

Compare XF IQ4 Camera Systems


XF IQ4 150MP
Camera System

XF IQ4 100MP Trichromatic
Camera System

XF IQ4 150MP Achromatic
Camera System

151 Megapixel
151 Megapixel
101 Megapixel
Sensitivity (ISO)
50 – 25600 (preliminary).
35 – 12800
200 – 102400 (preliminary)
Long Exposure
60 minutes
60 minutes
60 minutes
Sensor Type
Active pixels
14204 x 10652
11608 x 8708
14204 x 10652
Output image dim. 300 DPI
120.26 x 90.19 cm
98.3 x 73.2 cm
120.26 x 90.19 cm
Ethernet, USB-C, Wireless
Ethernet, USB-C, Wireless
Ethernet, USB-C, Wireless
XF Powershare
3.2″ multi touch display
Prime Lens Choice
5 Year Warranty
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Technical Specs


IQ4 150MP

IQ4 150MP Achromatic

IQ4 100MP Trichromatic

Resolution 151 Megapixel 151 Megapixel 101 Megapixel
Long Exposure 60 min. 60 min. 60 min.
16 bit Opticolor+ Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic range TBA TBA TBA
Sensitivity (ISO) 50 – 25600* 200 – 102400* 35 – 12800
Sensor type CMOS CMOS CMOS
Sensor size
53,4 x 40 53,4 x 40 53,4 x 40
Active pixels 14204 x 10652 14204 x 10652 11608 x 8708
Pixel size (micron) 3.76 x 3.76 3.76 x 3.76 4.6 x 4.6
Output image dim. 300 DPI 120.26 x 90.19 cm 120.26 x 90.19 cm 98.3 x 73.2 cm
Output image dim. 600 DPI 60.13 x 45.09 cm 60.13 x 45.09 cm 49.1 x 36.9 cm
Mount option XF XF XF
3.2″ multi touch display Yes Yes Yes
XF Powershare Yes Yes Yes
Electronic Shutter (ES) Yes Yes Yes
USB-C Yes Yes Yes
Gigabit Ethernet Yes Yes Yes
Wi-Fi 802.11 Yes Yes Yes
HDMI (mini) Yes Yes Yes
File formats IIQ L 16, IIQ L, IIQ S IIQ L 16, IIQ L, IIQ S IIQ L 16, IIQ L, IIQ S

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