Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Promises Improved Colour

IQ3 100MP Trichromatic DB Angle UI LowRes

Phase One has announced the new IQ3 100MP Trichromatic digital back. The IQ3 100MP Trichromatic features a new 100MP medium-format CMOS sensor, that has been commissioned by Phase One and built by Sony. The sensor features an ISO range of ISO35 to ISO12800, offers 15 f-stops of dynamic range, and is designed to give less colour contamination from neighboring pixels, with a customised colour Bayer filter. The sensor has a pixel size of 4.6microns.

Phase One Iq3 Sensor Technology
Phase One IQ3 Sensor Technology

Phase One has provided this information on the sensor technology:

“The customization of the Bayer filter material in the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic allows the sensor to capture, and thus produce, cleaner color separation of the red, green and blue pixels, particularly at lower wavelengths. Separating color at a sensor level from the time of capture, with little to no color contamination, provides improved latitude in the final image render.”

“The filter array of the IQ3 100MP Trichromatic remains as a standard RGBG Bayer filter mosaic. As this sensor is customized specifically for color, the filtering material that defines the color response of each individual pixel has been customized to produce cleaner R, G and B values.”

XF 100MP Trichromatic System Front LowRes

Phase One has provided a number of full-size sample photos taken with the IQ3 Trichromatic:

Phase One IQ3 100MP Trichromatic Other sample images

The digital back features a 3.2inch touch-screen, built-in Wi-Fi, and comes with a 5 year warranty.