Phase One XF Camera System
Stand out in a big way!
Introducing the XF Camera System
Extraordinary Image Quality
"I use Phase One because it's the best. I just can't afford not to." - David LaChapelle
Bigger is Better
The XF Camera System is built using full-frame Medium Format sensors 2.5 times larger than the ones found in high-end DSLRs. Sensors this large deliver a powerful combination of the highest possible resolution together with large, high dynamic range pixels and exceptional wide angular response. The XF is quite literally the best of all worlds when it comes to digital image quality.
The XF Camera System is available in multiple configurations, up to 80MP. Resolution this high not only delivers incredible detail but also provides creative flexibility, accommodating virtually any application requirement, be it print or digital.
Perfect 16 bit color
Balancing colors is equal parts art and science. We have been working for over two decades to achieve perfection in colors across hardware and software, and the XF System is a direct reflection of that. You won’t find better color depth or rendering than with an XF Camera System.
14 stop dynamic range
Using large sensor technology, the XF Camera System delivers unparalleled dynamic range, retaining unmatched detail in both highlights and shadows.
Up to 60 min. exposure
With our new and exclusive 80 megapixel imaging sensor, the XF Camera System delivers extreme long exposures of up to 60 minutes across 50MP, 60MP and 80MP configurations. An amazing creative tool, used by many of the world’s leading photographers.
High Resolution Lenses
With compatibility for more than 60 lenses, the XF Camera System offers high-resolution lenses for all types of professional applications.
Our Leaf Shutter lenses are designed together with world-renowned optics manufacturer, Schneider Kreuznach of Germany. Building on decades of experience in high-resolution optics and precision manufacturing, the Leaf Shutter lenses are some of the sharpest lenses in the world, built for todays systems as well as the future
Medium Format Bokeh
The XF Camera System is made to use lenses offering breath-taking bokeh and dramatically shallow depth of field. Not only that, but the perspective retention and visual impression of a medium format capture is head and shoulders above smaller sensor photography. When you see it, you know.
High resolution glass
Phase One lenses are designed to resolve well beyond the high-resolution medium format sensors of the XF System. Using large sensors, large pixels and optics prepared to scale, the range of Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter lenses is already capable of going beyond 100MP resolution.
Leaf Shutter lenses
With an integrated Leaf Shutter, the Phase one Schneider Kreuznach lens range delivers industry leading flash synchronization speed of up to 1/1600th of a second. Photographers can overpower the sun and gain complete control over ambient light using flash, in order to perfectly freeze motion or create beautiful lighting effects
Focal Plane Lenses
The Phase One Focal plane lens range is designed to deliver clean optical performance together with fast apertures, at the lowest possible weight. For photographers needing outstanding image quality, easy portability, rugged design and fastest capture response of all available the lenses, the focal plane range is an ideal choice
Zoom & Specialty Lenses
In addition to our range of fixed-focal length prime lenses, the XF camera is compatible with both Focal Plane and Schneider Kreuznach Leaf Shutter Zoom lenses, delivering optical performance that rivals equivalent focal length primes. For those photographers that require tilt or shift lens movement, the Schneider Kreuznach TS is a go-to choice
New simple OneTouch user interface
Being the first to embrace new technology and integrate a touch based user interface to a digital back, we are proud to continue the tradition with the XF Camera System. We call it the OneTouch UI.
Minimal learning curve
The OneTouch UI on the XF camera is a seamless combination of intuitive dials, keys and touch screen interactions. Each operation is used only where it makes sense and where you want it. OneTouch UI is designed with the goal of making controls so simple that photographers will feel at home within moments of getting started.
The XF camera can be operated either from the camera itself or from a tethered computer. To achieve this, we have removed all hard-coded button functionality including any physical markings on the camera. This allows complete freedom to configure the systems controls to best fit your individual needs.
Two separate, yet fully integrated, touch displays are now available on the XF Camera System. The 1.6” grip screen is designed for clear visibility in any lighting condition using a transflective capacitive touch display. The back screen is a retina touch screen designed to show high-quality image previews, providing the ability to zoom to 100% with a simple tap. With 3.2” inch there is ample space to compose and review, as well as operate advanced tools.
New Modular viewfinders
As if the brightest full frame prism viewfinder wasn’t enough. Make room for a re-born classic!
Waist Level Finder
The waist-level finder is convenient for many styles of photography, be it in studio or on location. With the ability to retain the connection between photographer and model or simply to attain a more effective working position, the waist-level finder is a great addition to the creative toolbox.
Light Metering in Waist Level
Light metering is typically done through a cameras Prism viewfinder, a challenge that until now hasn’t been solved in a waist-level finder. The XF Camera System can measure the light on the newly designed HAP-1 autofocus platform. Using this ability, light metering is now available with our waist-level finder. Issue solved.
Updated Prism viewfinder
With a solid glass prism, the 90° viewfinder is the brightest of its kind and has virtually no loss of light. Together with nearly 100% frame coverage, the prism viewfinder displays a perfect view of the scene and comes standard on all XF Camera Systems.
New Autofocus Platform
The XF Camera System marks an important milestone for Phase One. It is the introduction of a new patent pending and fully controlled in-house autofocus system. The Honeybee Autofocus Platform, or HAP-1
User accessible updates
HAP-1 is designed with a brand new custom processor, coupled with a high-resolution CMOS AF sensor. Combining a unique floating-point architecture and a fully programmable interface, HAP-1 is easy to expand and will allow us to continuously tailor the autofocus system to meet your needs, providing user-accessible software updates for years to come.
Built for Precision
The initial configuration of HAP-1 is built for precision in typical professional environments. Using a new white spectrum focus assist light and Phase One developed focusing patterns; Auto Focus is more accurate than ever, right out of the gate.
Hyperfocal Point Focusing
When photographers require the maximum allowable depth of field, the optimal technique used is to apply a hyperfocal distance measurement. Depending on aperture and lens used, the optimal Focus Point is typically a few steps under infinity. With the new Hyperfocal Point Focusing, it is now possible to set the ideal Hyperfocal Point for each lens and have HAP-1 automatically return to that specific point on demand.
Mechanics & Electronics
Better. Faster. Stronger.
Phase One Systems have been used for decades in some of the most demanding professional and aerial applications. With the XF Camera System we have upgraded all moving parts and materials to match that level of professional demand, delivering the fastest, most robust and most reliable camera ever.
The XF introduces an all-new electronic architecture. Designed in-house by Phase One, the XF is built using faster processors, newly designed sensor advancements, including gyroscopic sensors and accelerometers, and an integrated wireless Profoto flash trigger.
Faster then ever
One of the most important elements of great photography is timing. With the latest iteration on mechanics introduced with the XF Camera System, we have significantly reduced shutter latency and shutter recycle time, making it our most responsive camera ever.
A Future Proof Platform
Contrary to most camera systems, we do not design our systems as short-lived disposables. We build camera platforms on which photographers can extend, build, exchange and grow throughout their career.
Upgradeable Camera OS
The software running on the XF is designed as an independent and upgradeable operating system. This allows for easy and fast upgrades, providing both new features and unique customization. By using our new Camera OS, photographers will be able to upgrade their XF System at regular intervals in order to benefit from the new opportunities of technology.
HAP-1 is designed with a brand a new custom processor, coupled with an independent high-resolution CMOS AF sensor. Combining a unique floating-point architecture and a fully programmable interface, HAP-1 is easy to expand and will allow us to continuously tailor the autofocus system and release user-accessible software updates for years to come.
Modular Modern Hardware
The XF Camera System is founded on modern hardware and an open platform philosophy, allowing us to continuously add new upgrades in accordance with the changing pace of technology. Additionally, other manufacturers can interface with each individual component so we can offer photographers with a future proof platform.
When we say that our product life cycles are long, it's a proven fact. Customers, who invested in Phase One P backs in 2004, have received additional functionality as late as in 2014, from both Firmware upgrades and Capture One processing software.
Ultimate Service & Support
Phase One offers the best in-class support, promising our hardware users a response from the globally positioned support team within 8 hours, regardless of location and no matter what the concern. "We promise to respond within 8 hours. But typically, that is 7 hours more than we need" - Ulf Liljegrin, Phase One Support Manager
5 Year Warranty
Offering an unprecedented and industry leading 5-year warranty, Phase One covers the entire system from top to bottom, lens to back. If your Phase One system should suffer a fault within 5 years, we will tackle repairs without hesitation.
5 Year Uptime Guarantee
Exclusive to Phase One, we provide you with a worry free 5-year uptime guarantee. This guarantee provides you access to loan equipment should you need to send us your system for any reason, as well as on site service should it be necessary.
Avoid Future Shock with Phase One Platform Protection
Vistek and Phase One are committed to delivering outstanding customer service in the fast-changing medium format marketplace. Today that commitment is more important than ever, especially in light of evolving manufacturing issues such as open and closed camera systems, ongoing camera body/back compatibility and product supply.
The following initiatives are statements of our ongoing commitment to professional photographers to deliver superior products and services for an uninterrupted, end-to-end workflow that is based, at all times, on their preferred camera platform.
12 months of Free Camera Platform Choice...yet another feature of Phase One's 5-year Value Added Bundle.
Customers who have purchased from an authorized Phase One dealer and wish to upgrade to a new product within 6 months of its official launch, are guaranteed to receive:
- 90 percent of their original purchase price against any new Phase One digital back launched at a higher price within 18 months of the original purchase date.
- 50 percent of their original purchase price against any new Phase One camera body launched at a higher price within 24 months of the original purchase date.
- 50 percent of their original purchase price against any new Phase One or Schneider Kreuznach lens for the Phase One 645 camera platform launched at a higher price within 24 months of the original purchase date.
Remember: The remarkable 5-Year Value Added Bundle includes a 5-year uptime guarantee in which Phase One will provide you with a loaner back if yours requires service, and 12 months of free camera platform choice. Now that’s platform protection!