The Incredible Phase One XF Camera System is priced at $50,000
Phase One is always on the cutting edge of camera engineering, unveiling just a couple of days ago their latest medium format camera, the impressive Phase One XF Camera System. Priced at a staggering $50,000, this modular body/back combo is capable of shooting 80 megapixel still photography, with 14-stops of dynamic range, featuring a resolution and flexibility that will be surely appreciated by all types of professional photographers.
The Phase One XF is in a league of its own, boasting high quality Schneider Kreuznach lens, the new Phase One XF body and a Phase One IQ3 digital back. Sure, it costs a lot, but high resolution, dynamic range and fine optics are always a proper investment for any pro.
The IQ3 digital back comes with a sensor that’s 2.5 times larger than your typical full frame Canon or Nikon. That means a high level of image quality with excellent low-light performance; furthermore, the sensor offers an incredibly large initial image to crop from, allowing for micro-crops of high resolution.
The 14-stops of dynamic range that this incredible camera delivers means that the brightest object and the darkest object with detail can have a massive 14-stops between them.
Is this camera worth all that money? Who am I to say, since I usually enjoy the final product more than the actual work. However, considering the innovative features it comes with, I think high-paying professionals will tend to have a positive attitude towards this incredible camera.