Uncompromised image quality
The XF Camera System delivers uncompromised image quality thanks to quality Schneider Kreuznach optics and high resolution full frame medium format sensors.
Phase One’s full frame medium format sensors, 1.5x the size of crop sensor mirrorless medium format, allow you to capture more data, providing more detail and impressive results so that you can achieve your creative vision straight out of the camera. With the expanded output flexibility provided by the high resolution and up to 15 stops of dynamic range, your workflow options grow exponentially.
The XF Camera System allows for a completely customized workflow, ensuring the camera is an integral, unencumbered extension to your creative process.
When used with the IQ4, flexible tethering, storage and power management options ensure that your work is both efficient and reliable. And on the XF itself, you are able to further customize the camera to suit your way of working by assigning actions to buttons and dials on the camera so that your most-used tools are right at your fingertips. The option to save up to 3 custom presets, so that you can easily switch to suit specific capture requirements, further lends itself to the needs of the working professional. These presets can be loaded into any XF Camera System effortlessly.
Robust focusing tools
The XF Camera System has a robust collection of focusing tools developed to streamline your workflow.
Autofocus & Recompose (AFr)
3D sensors within the XF Camera System enable AFr mode, allowing you to focus on a subject and then recompose the frame while retaining the desired focus point.
Focus Trim Tool
An effortless automation tool to trim your lenses. The built-in analysis of the calibration conditions ensures everything is done with confidence and is provided with a customized focus calibration target.
Hyperfocal Point Calibration and Tool
Calibrate and save the hyperfocal point for each of your Phase One lenses. Use the hyperfocal point tool to quickly return the attached lens to its saved hyperfocal point.
Focus Step in Capture One
Adjust focus directly in Capture One with real time results in LiveView, for a simple and streamlined tethered capture workflow.
Focus Stack Calculator and Tool
Evaluating focusing distances, sensor resolution, and aperture, the Focus Stack Calculator automatically suggests the number of frames that should be captured, while the Focus Stack Tool automates the capture.
Built-in flash control
The XF Camera System enables full control of your Profoto Air flash system directly from the camera. Control, fire and access up to 6 groups of Profoto lights. Use the Profoto AirTTL flash metering to achieve consistent results.
Additional tools available on the XF allow you to review flash duration, output power and flash sync timing with a simple visual representation directly after the capture.
Automated sequencing tools
The Time-Lapse tool helps automate the process of capturing a time-lapse, from calculation to capture, ensuring a smooth and optimized workflow.
The HDR tool captures the specified bracketed frames to improve the dynamic range. The individual captures are stored as a sequence for simple post-processing in Capture One.
The Exposure Calculator tool allows you to extrapolate shutter speeds for long exposures from shorter, equivalent exposure values. This is a useful aid for shortening test exposures, for example, when calculating exposure settings with long exposures at night or when using Neutral Density (ND) filters.
The IQ4 adds additional automated sequencing tools, which are available whether your IQ4 Digital Back is attached to an XF, XT or third party camera body. Explore the IQ4 feature set.
Powerful analysis tools
The histogram displays the brightness data per channel and allows the user to determine a level at which highlights start to clip.
Exposure and Clip Warning
The Exposure Warning tool highlights areas of a captured image that are overexposed. The Clip warning adds a pink overlay based on the raw data, for the most accurate visualization of the level at which highlights will clip.
The Focus Mask highlights areas that are in sharp focus.
The Alignment tool provides a quick and accurate visual aid when ensuring the camera is level in both horizontal and vertical planes, and is particularly useful when the camera is mounted on a tripod.
Durable and reliable build
The XF Camera System is built for longevity – consistently delivering reliable results year after year. The XF Camera System is manufactured using industrial grade materials and processes, resulting in a camera that is both durable and reliable. We stand behind the longevity of the XF Camera System with a 5 year warranty and unlimited shutter actuations in the warranty period.
Service demanding clients confidently with the assurance that you are always ready to shoot thanks to our uptime guarantee and expert team of technical supporters and local Partners. The XF is built for daily use, and we stand behind that promise.
High resolution lens range
The high resolution Blue Ring lenses are unmatched in quality, and feature a unique, individual, focus calibration for unprecedented autofocus precision. With focal lengths ranging from 28mm – 240mm, the fastest flash synchronization, and resolving the highest resolutions on the market with tack sharp detail, our lenses are designed and built to the highest standards.
The Blue Ring lens range is developed in partnership with worldwide optics leader Schneider Kreuznach of Germany, and built by hand in Japan. Each lens is handled from start to finish by an optics expert who oversees that every component is flawlessly assembled.
The XF Camera System is an investment in your career – now and well into the future. We continuously deliver new and innovative features and firmware updates so that you are always at the forefront of photographic technology, with the camera you already have.
The modularity of the camera gives you the freedom to choose the high resolution lenses, viewfinder and digital back combination that fits your requirements best, and ensures that you can easily change or upgrade components when the need arises, without requiring investment in an entirely new camera kit.