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IQ3 100 Trichromatic Digital Back

IQ3 100 Trichromatic Digital Back
13th September 2017 Steve Martin

1Q3 100MP Trichromatic – The art of expression. The science of colour.

Iq3 100 trichromatic digital back

Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy

Phase One’s colour technology has set a new benchmark in the era of digital colour photography. Inspired by photographers longing for organic colour rendering, Phase One together with Sony created the Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy. It’s, of course, true that all digital colour camera systems are built upon the interpretation of the three primary colours. The difference in the Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy, however, is in our application and approach.

The technology inherent in the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic starts with the hardware. We have physically customised the Colour Bayer filter on an all new 101-megapixel sensor to tailor the colour response. This allows the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic to capture colour in a new way, unlike anything else. In essence, it’s designed around the concept of mimicking the dynamic colour response of the human eye.

New sensor dedicated to colour

Commissioned by Phase One and built by Sony, the new Phase One Trichromatic sensor is only found within the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Digital Back. This opens a fresh world of colour capability, capturing vivid and vibrant colour close to the dynamic colour ability of human vision. This pioneering technology sets the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic in a league of its own.

“The ability to capture an image that reflects almost exactly what you see the moment you press the shutter button, with little to no interpretation or conjecture, is a fantastic leap for photography and, more importantly, for the integrity of image quality.”

– Niels Knudsen, Phase One Image Quality Professor

Focusing on ISO

The ISO performance of the new IQ3 100MP Trichromatic sensor has expanded to a range never-before reached in a medium format CMOS sensor. While others may concentrate on higher ISO’s, Phase One concentrates first on image quality. A base ISO of 35 means the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic can produce the cleanest 101-megapixel image possible, and reaching to 12,800 provides the flexibility required by the world’s most demanding photographers.

More than just technology

The Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy represents more than just the technology that helps realise its vision. It’s a dedication to photography, to art and to image quality. It’s the leadership in an industry driven by technology which stops to ask questions about what improvements are truly needed and what simply isn’t good enough. The Phase One Trichromatic Philosophy is a promise that where colour and quality can expand, while others may be satisfied with what they have, Phase One will always strive for perfection.


CMOS Live View

Live View serves a critical role in the workflow of the professional photographer. It provides instant feedback to confirm composition, focus, and overall accuracy.

IQ3 benefits

The Trichromatic comes with every feature you would expect from the IQ3 series including 60 min. exposure, power share, Wi-Fi, “open platform” integration, giving you a full-fledged IQ3 Digital Back equivalent to all other models.

Full XF Camera integration

Power Share, XF tools, auto focus, and more, giving you a complete camera system with no caveats or exceptions.

Electronic Shutter

The Electronic Shutter provides further flexibility and allows you to use any camera you prefer. Be it a custom camera, a view camera, or something as simple as a pinhole camera; the Electronic Shutter can provide full shutter control and operation directly from the back, all with no moving parts. It’s the perfect addition to a digital back designed to connect the artist to the scene through phenomenal colour.

The Capture One connection

Phase One develops its own in-house software, Capture One Pro 10.1, which works in perfect harmony with the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic. Whether in the studio or in the field, the result is a seamless professional workflow that delivers the image quality you have come to expect and a colour accuracy beyond expectations.

Please contact us to learn more about the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic or to book your demo.

Download the Trichromatic Brochure PDF.

Download the IQ Digital back range PDF.

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