Phase One XF IQ4 - 150 MP still not affordable for the average John Doe.
Medium-format backs (54 x 40mm) Phase One IQ4 is a series consisting of three devices: the basic one is equipped with the 150-Mp Sony BSI CMOS sensor, the next one is also equipped with the 150-MP sensor, but this time it's a monochromatic sensor. The last model, Trichromatic, has "only" 100-MP sensor.
The new devices, apart from their obvious advantages, now have extended tethering possibilities (Wi - Fi, USB-C, Ethernet), two memory card slots (SD i XQD) and a significantly improved image preview efficiency and working with images.
1). Phase One XF IQ4
The main novelty of the presented Phase One devices is the processor dedicated to Capture One software functions, thanks to which we get not only more preview options but also a possibility of converting RAW files to JPEG or using presets. In the future, a possibility of personalization of RAW files during photography should also be available.
As has been mentioned in the first paragraph, Phase One XF IQ4 is not a toy for everyone since the prices range from $48000, for the cheapest Trichromatic, to $55000 for Achromatic. The cameras are to be available in October 2018 and a purchaser will be able to choose any lens from the Blue Ring series. The devices are covered by a 5-year guarantee.