Phase One announces IQ250, 'world's first CMOS-based medium format digital camera back'

The new IQ250 from Phase One boasts 50MP of resolution from a sensor with dimensions of 44x33mm

Phase One Iq250


Phase One's announcement comes hot on the heels of similar news from Hasselblad, who recently confirmed the existence of the H5D-50C, which also sports 50MP of resolution.

The digital IQ250 offers the highest ISO range of any medium format system, 100-6400. It also offers an enormous range of exposure times, from 1/10000sec to one hour.

Phase One says that the IQ250 will offer up to 14 stops of dynamic range, and  comes equipped with a high-resolution 3.2-inch touchscreen with responsive Live View. The IQ250 also boasts built-in Wi-fi.

Some photographers have already taken the IQ250 out for a test drive, and Phase One released some short videos of how they got on:






The IQ250 is available on the Phase One partners website now, for those who have $34,990 (£21,131) going spare somewhere.