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Danish camera manufacturer Phase One has expanded its range of A-Series offerings to include the new 100MP IQ3 digital back. The A-Series kits consist of an Alpa 12TC camera body with one of three lenses and a choice of IQ3 backs in 50-, 60-, 80- and 100-million-pixel resolutions. The A-Series is particularly interesting as the cameras have no mirror, so vibrations are kept to a minimum at the time of exposure.

Images have to be composed on the rear touchscreen using the 30 fps live view feature, though the Wi-Fi functionality of the back allows connection to Apple iPod and iPhone devices via the Capture Pilot app for remote viewing, control and capture. The IQ3 backs also offer USB 3 and HDMI ports for tethered shooting to a computer running the Capture One Pro 9 software application, or for streaming live view content to a TV or field monitor.

Each lens is calibrated with the body in the factory, so there should be no need for users to create custom color correction profiles themselves. The calibrations are stored in the IQ3 back, and users just have to select the matching menu item when changing lenses.

The IQ3 100MP back in the kits is the standard model, and can also be used with the Phase One XF DSLR camera.

The kits come with the Rodenstock ALPAR F4.0 35mm, but an ultra-wide Alpagon 23mm F5.6 and a 'standard' Alpagon 70mm F5.6 are also available. The A-series IQ3 100MP system is available now, and is priced at $56,000 with the 35mm lens. It comes with a 5-year warranty and personalized 24/7 support.

For more information visit the Phase One website.

Press release:

Phase One introduces the A-series 100MP camera system

COPENHAGEN, February 3, 2016 -- Phase One today introduced the A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system. In collaboration with ALPA, Phase One is pleased to offer this highly-integrated and specialty calibrated, precision camera system – one created to meet the needs of the world’s most demanding fine art photographers.

The A-series IQ3 100MP joins existing Phase One A-series models (the A-series IQ3 50MP, A-series IQ3 60MP and A-series IQ3 80MP) offering both the precision integration with the ALPA platform and complete compatibility with the Phase One XF camera system.

Based on the ALPA 12TC mirrorless camera body, all specially calibrated Phase One medium format IQ3 A-series digital backs offer unprecedented quality and integration. Each model comes with the 35mm Rodenstock Alpar lens. Two optional lenses are available, including the ultra-wide 23mm, and the all-round 70mm, ALPA HR Alpagon – both offering perfect edge-to-edge sharpness and the ability to resolve full frame medium format sensors.

Exclusive to the Phase One A-series system are factory configured in-camera lens calibrations (FLC), making the need to create and apply color cast correction profiles (LCCs) optional. One can simply attach an A-series lens and start shooting.

Availability and Pricing
Shipping immediately, the A-series IQ3 100MP Camera System is available through Phase One photography partners worldwide:

The A-series IQ3 100MP Camera System comes with Phase One’s unique 5-year warranty and uptime guarantee including personalized 24/7 support and assistance.

The price of the Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP Camera System (with Rodenstock Alpar 35mm lens) is 56,000 USD.

For a demo of the Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP Camera System, please sign up here: