100 megapixels and elegance combine in the new $56k Phase One A-series IQ3


posted Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 1:57 PM EDT

Following up on their release a month ago of the 100-megapixel XF camera system, Phase One has now introduced the Phase One A-series IQ3 100MP medium format camera system.

Joining the existing A-series cameras, the A-series IQ3 100MP integrates Phase One's 100-megapixel medium-format camera back with the ALPA 12TC mirrorless camera body. Along with the camera body and digital back, each A-series 100MP comes with a 35mm Rodenstock Alpar lens.

Phase One calls this new A-series camera system "highly-integrated and specialty calibrated, precision camera system…created to meet the needs of the world's most demanding fine art photographers."


In addition to the 35mm lens that the model comes with, 23mm and 70mm lenses are also also available. Regardless of your lens selection, you'll be able to capture optimal images very simply because "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 correct profiles (LCCs) optional. One can simply attach an A-series lens and start shooting."


This new A-series model looks phenomenal with its rosewood grip, but this quality and attention to detail does come at a hefty cost of $56,000 USD for the camera and 35mm lens. If you're interested in this camera, it is available now and you can sign up for a demo of the model and find out more about it here.

You can learn more about the performance of the 100-megapixel IQ3 sensor found in the A-series IQ3 100MP here.

(Seen via Photography Blog