Phase One just announced another behemoth to its already super impressive lineup of cameras. The IQ3 100MP Achromatic is the latest product from Phase One which captures only black and white images with extreme clarity. This medium format camera boasts a 100MP sensor with ISO reaching till 51,200 for ultra-fast performance for super low light conditions. This is an unprecedented ISO performance by a medium format camera.
The company has removed the Bayer filter which enables the sensor to capture huge amounts of raw data with no colour information. This increases the dynamic range in the black and white region giving depth to images. Check out the following images from PhaseOne.com.
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This camera is only available in limited quantities right now for a price tag of $49,990 and $54,990 for a Phase One XF camera and a Schneider-Kreuznach Blue Ring prime lens. It will begin shipping in August 2017. Needless to say, this would not be a camera for everyone but could produce amazing, dramatic images which could be used in Architectural, Portrait, Nature and Landscape photography.
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