THE WORLD'S BEST CAMERA SYSTEM FOR HIGH-END PHOTOGRAPHY
Based on decades of use in the most demanding professional applications, the Phase One XF brings upgraded materials and moving parts to match that level of professional demand, delivering the fastest, most robust and most reliable camera ever.
One of the most important elements of great photography is timing. With the new mechanics introduced with the XF Camera System, shutter latency and and shutter recycle time are significantly reduced, making the XF our most responsive camera ever.
While most photographers are familiar with interchangeable lenses, the XF Camera System takes modularity a step further. Camera body, viewfinder and digital back are all interchangeable, providing options to match the specific needs of a shoot or workflow.
Leaf Credo digital backs of all models are supported and the XF camera supports also Phase One IQ digital backs. Every component can be upgraded separately.
A FUTURE PROOF PLATFORM
The software running on the XF is designed as an independent and upgradeable operating system. This allows for easy and fast upgrades, providing both new features and unique customization. By using the new Camera OS, photographers will be able to upgrade their XF Camera System at regular intervals in order to benefit from the new opportunities of technology.
The new HAP-1 Autofocus system is designed with a brand a new custom processor, coupled with an independent high-resolution CMOS AF sensor. Combining a unique floating-point architecture and a fully programmable interface, HAP-1 is easy to expand and will allow continuous, tailored software updates for the autofocus system for years to come.
The XF Camera System is founded on modern hardware and an open platform philosophy, allowing continuous upgrades in accordance with the changing pace of technology.
ONE TOUCH USER INTERFACE
The XF camera can be operated either from the camera itself or from a tethered computer. To achieve this, there is no hard-coded button functionality including any physical markings on the camera. This allows complete freedom to configure the systems controls to best fit your individual needs.
When using the OneTouch UI, photographers can easily define the exposure limits that fit a given situation or workflow. A simple touch on the display allows for easy access to appropriate controls in accordance with the envisioned image. The XF Camera System can then adjust an auto-exposure measurement within the desired range set. Powerful and simple.
ADVANCED XF TOOLS
With OneTouch UI you can now use a number of Automatic exposure controls that can help in almost any shooting scenario.
A histogram is a classic and powerful way to quickly inspect the capture across shadows, mid- tones and highlights. On the XF the histogram is made available both on the digital back’s screen and on the XF Grip LCD for easy viewing.
Similar to the Spirit Level found on the Credo Digital Backs, the XF Grip display can show a bulls- eye spirit level that makes it easy to show alignment from a top down view.
Waist Level Focus Confirmation: With a newly introduced HoneyBee AF direct focus confirmation to the exposure feed back on the XF OneTouch UI, giving full capture control with the Waist Level Finder.
Seismographic Vibration Delay: Image blur from camera shake can be the deciding factor between a perfectly sharp or unacceptably soft image. The XF Camera Systems Seismograph Vibration delay will wait until the camera is absolutely still before the shutter is released, ensuring that no camera shake will ever be introduced into the captured image.
Hyperfocal Point Calibration: You can easily dial in each of your lenses' "sweet spot" for hyperfocal focus. With the hyperfocal point saved for the specific lens, you can select the stored point at a moments notice to ensure perfectly sharp images with maximum hyperfocal focus achieved.
Focus Control from Capture One: When using an Auto Focus lens, focus can be controlled directly from Capture One. Real-time results in Live View and complete control provide you with the ultimate in focus accuracy over your composition. Whether your camera is out of reach or the difference in critical focus is too small to achieve by hand, the Focus Step tool can give you the control you need.