Phase One Introduces First CMOS-based Medium Format Camera
COPENHAGEN, January 24, 2014 — Phase One introduced today the world’s first CMOS-based medium format digital camera back. The new Sony-builit 50-megapixel IQ250 brings unprecedented image capture flexibility to the IQ2 family of high-end camera systems. The Phase One IQ250 lets photographers capture stunning imagery in available light — virtually anywhere, at any time.
With a sensor size of 44 x 33mm, the Phase One IQ250 is a whopping 68% larger than even high-end conventional full-frame SLRs like the Nikon D800 or Canon 5D Mark III. With the widest usable ISO range of any medium format camera system, the IQ250 also boasts a phenomenal 14 f-stops of dynamic range.
At the time of writing this post, pricing information online was is a bit sparse, however CNET is reporting that the Phase One IQ250 (back only) will come in at $34,990 USD.
Other exciting spec’s include: ISO up to 6,400 and exposures as short at 1/10,000″ and as long as 1 hour. The Phase One IQ250 will have a crop factor of 1.3 compared to their full sized sensors.
I made the switch to Phase One a few months ago and it has changed the way I photograph! As a wedding and portrait photographer, the introduction of extended use capabilities in a Medium Format Digital Camera is extremely exciting and I can’t wait to get my hands on this back! Check out this latest video from Phase One and get excited about this camera:
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