The new pro camera has better autofocus, overhauled mechanics, and a price just shy of $6,000. Also new at Photokina: Schneider Kreuznach's 28mm leaf-shutter lens.
Phase One's 50-megapixel IQ250 gives pro photographers a CMOS sensor option
The new IQ2 line of digital backs lets photographers use Wi-Fi for remote camera control, and a black-and-white version offers sharper detail while venturing beyond the visible spectrum.
Two of Phase One's high-end photography brands are marrying product research, development, and support activities.
At nearly $48,000 just to get started, this medium-format camera system better be good. It is--if you take care before snapping the shot.
The highlight of this year's biannual Photokina camera show was a bevy of full-frame cameras, a couple at new low price points.
In the rarefied air of medium-format digital photography, Phase One aims to stay competitive with a new family of image sensors. Also: USB 3 and a touch screen.
Some people balk at spending $300 for a camera. So what does a medium-format camera with the price of a midrange BMW get you? Big, luscious images, for starts.
A wave of experimentation is sweeping the camera industry as it grapples with the second phase of the digital revolution. Be careful: today's bold design could be tomorrow's evolutionary dead end.