Phase One, a Copenhagen-based company specializing in medium-format digital photography, unveiled its XF camera technology Tuesday, and it brings faster electronics, an overhauled autofocus, two new lenses, along with a new 80-megapixel sensor to an ultra-high-end family of professional photography products. The sensor is capable of capturing more detail than Canon’s 50-megapixel EOS 5DS or Nikon’s 36-megapixel D810, and offers a wide 13.5-stop dynamic range, which lets the sensor capture details in both shadowy and bright areas, and of faithful capture of a scene’s true colors. The new XF camera body, paired with an 80-megapixel IQ3 digital back will set you back $48,990. Continue reading for a video and more information.
“The XF camera body features the new autofocus system called the Honeybee Autofocus Platform (HAP-1) that Phase One said works faster and can focus in dim conditions better than the company’s previous technology. Why the honeybee name? Partly because it uses a honeycomb sensor pattern, but mostly because its lead engineer is a beekeeper. The digital back and camera each has its own touchscreen to control the camera and review photos. The camera body also introduces the Flexible OneTouch user interface, which marries the camera’s touchscreens with custom-function buttons and scroll wheels,” reports CNET.