Large digital sensors

The Leaf Aptus-II series includes a top of the line offering with the full-frame 53.7 x 40.3 mm 80 MP sensor. Capture what was previously impossible, with a revolutionary, large digital sensor.

Highest speed

Capture speeds as fast as 0.8 seconds per frame, for the freedom and flexibility to realize your creative vision.

  • Fastest image transfer speed, using advanced FireWire 800 technology
  • Fastest Read/Write speeds taking advantage of advanced CompactFlash (CF) card technology
Uncompromising image quality

Film-like quality that provides the look and feel that impresses clients and provides the quality that they expect..

  • Unique color filters ensure consistent and accurate color reproduction
  • Large, specially designed sensor with unsurpassed 12 f–stop dynamic range provides unmatched detail, richness and color, low noise, and striking highlights
  • Broad ISO: from 25 to 800, depending on the back
Flexibility: Shoot your best in any situation

Take advantage of a range of features that enable you to shoot anywhere. A brighter and higher contrast LCD touchscreen, for checking your shots under all kinds of challenging lighting conditions, both indoors and out.

  • Storage to CF card
  • Compatible with over 80 medium- and large-format cameras: use wide-angle lenses and shift & tilt movements
  • Compatible with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, and Apple Aperture as well as other leading software applications for processing Leaf uncompressed RAW files
Complete control: Functionality and portability

A wide range of functions are available directly on the camera back, including:

  • Create and name alternate directories for file storage
  • Annotate individual files with text entered using an on-screen keyboard
  • Image-viewing options: by list, by a range of thumbnail sizes
  • Multiple selection of images: perform actions on the entire selection
  • Portable file-management option: name images/folders and predefine settings per shoot View histogram representation

Enhanced productivity: Faster shoot-to-delivery

Adjust and control images while you shoot, using the intuitive display to manipulate RAW images in a range of thumbnail sizes.

  • The image automatically orients itself to the camera’s rotation
  • The handy loupe tool provides immediate access to focus control during the shoot
  • You, your client or an art director can use the Phase One Capture Pilot app to preview shots during the shoot on an Apple iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch
  • Use the Mos Compressed 16-bit file to speed up file handling without loss of image quality
Extensive Compatibility

Leaf Aptus-II backs are compatible with over 80 medium and large format cameras, and the Leaf RAW files can be opened in many leading workflow applications.

  • Connect with view cameras, wide-angle optics and tilt-and-shift
  • Leaf RAW files can be used in most 3rd party applications such as Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe Lightroom, Iridient Raw Developer and Apple Aperture.



Aptus 12/12R
Aptus 10/10R
Aptus 8
Aptus 7
Aptus 5
CCD size mm
53.7 x 40.3
56 x 36
44 x 33
48 x 36
48 x 36
Active pixels
10,320 x 7,752
9,334 x 6,000
7,312 x 5,474
6,666 x 4,992
5,344 x 4,008
80 MP
56 MP
40 MP
33 MP
22 MP
Capture rate sec/frame
File size MOS
165 MB
115 MB
80 MB
67 MB
42 MB
ISO sensitivity
Dynamic range
12 stops
Exposure time)
1/10,000 – 32 seconds
Color Depth
16 bits (65,536 levels per channel)
Color management Workflow
Range of 16 profiles including factory profiles, plus ability for users to create their own custom camera profiles
Leaf RAW file format
A standard, open RAW format compatible with many leading applications
Color depth
16 bits (65,536 levels per channel)
File management
Preshoot file naming, image flagging, full browsing, creation of job folders, custom file annotations
Image viewing
Preview up to 20 images on one LCD screen, true 1:1 zoom
Image measuring tools
Histogram, exposure alarms, average exposure meter, spot meter (f-stop)
LCD operation
Advanced, bright, high-contrast touchscreen interface for indoor or outdoor work
LCD size
6 x 7 cm (3.5")
English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Japanese
Image settings
Custom and preset gray balance, ISO, selectable image-setting tags, IPTC and EXIF metadata
Operating conditions
Back: 0°–40°C (32°–104°F), Humidity: 15%–80% RH (non-condensing)
Dimensions: W 95 x H 82 x D 59 mm, Weight: 600g (1.3lb)
Portable power
Leaf battery: 2350mAh power
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