Are you looking for the best camera to suit your needs? Due to a wide range of options, making a wise and weighted decision can be rather challenging. Which specs to keep in mind? What are the key pros and cons of each model? This comparison should give some helpful hints!
In this overview, we are going to take a look at two different camera models that fall into different categories: the first model we are about to review, Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR is a camera from Small Sensor Superzoom category. It features EXRCMOS sensor with a resolution of 16.0 MP. The second model we are looking at, Fujifilm GFX 50R, falls into a Pro Mirrorless category and it is equipped with CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 51.0 MP.
Without a doubt, these two categories have a few considerable distinctive features. However, it is worth saying that cameras from SuperZoom category create serious competition to models that fall into MirrorLess category. Such an intense competition between these two categories is explained by the significant advantages of cameras from the first category in terms of size and weight. In addition, thanks to the latest enhancement, this type of cameras come with increased focus speeds. This fact makes our comparison overview even more exciting.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR and Fujifilm GFX 50R.
Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR Key Features:
Fujifilm GFX 50R Key Features:
Being a newer model, Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR substituted Fujifilm F800EXR.
|Image Stabilization||Yes vs No||All lenses are stabilized|
|Continuous Shooting||11 fps vs 3 fps||8 fps faster|
|Built-In Flash||Yes vs No||All the lenses are stabilized|
|Flash Range||3.7 vs No||3.7 better flash range|
|Weight||232 g vs 775 g||543 g lighter|
|Bluetooth||Yes vs No||Connect your camera to other devices via Bluetooth|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes vs No||Creative shooting|
|Storage Slots||2 vs 1||Extra storage slot|
|Sensor Resolution||51.0 MP vs 16.0 MP||68.6% more pixels|
|Sensor Area||1452 mm2 vs 30.72 mm2||97.9% larger pixel area|
|External Flash||Yes vs No||Connect off-camera flash|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 vs 1/2000||Faster shutter speed|
|Screen Size||3.2″ vs 3″||0.2" larger screen|
|Screen Resolution||2,360k dots vs 920k dots||61% higher resolution screen|
|Touch Screen||Yes vs No||Easy control of camera functions|
|Battery Life||400 shots vs 260 shots||140 more frames with a single charge|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes vs No||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Microphone Port||Yes vs No||High quality audio recording option|
|Headphone Port||Yes vs No||Has headphone port|
|Screen Size||3″ | 3.2″||Large display|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
Before heading straight to the technical characteristics of each model, let’s start with comparing their physical specs. Let’s start with looking at the physical difference of the two products. Below are images that clearly show the sizes of Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR and Fujifilm GFX 50R from the front view.
Now, let’s go on and see how the reviewed models are different or similar by the top view.
After looking at these images, you should get a clear idea of each model’s dimensions and how they are different from each other. However, we are not going to stop there. The next characteristic worth looking at is the weight. Of course, not every photographer is concerned about the weight, for example, it wouldn't be a decisive point for those who shoot in a studio. However, it is still an important factor because if you happen to go on a long photo session or just love having the camera with you wherever you go, you want to be sure that the chosen model isn't too heavy.
Speaking of weight, Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 543g less than the Fujifilm GFX 50R. This difference, in fact, can become a significant disadvantage for the photographers, who prefer to have their cameras with them wherever they go.
Sensor is, without a doubt, the most significant element of every digital camera. Its type, size, and resolution are the factors that define the quality of future shots. Thus, it is barely possible to pick a suitable camera without looking at these specs.
Are Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR and Fujifilm GFX 50R any different in terms of sensor type?
In fact, that's exactly what makes these two models really different. Thus, it is a good point to consider if your are choosing between these two cameras. Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR features a 16.0 MP 1/2" sized EXRCMOS sensor and boasts of a EXR II processor . Fujifilm GFX 50R, in its turn, comes with a 51.0 MP Medium format sized CMOS sensor and X Processor Pro processor , which makes it significantly different from the first model.
Take a look below to find the comparison of Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR and Fujifilm GFX 50R by the size of their sensors.
One more distinctive feature of compared models is the sensor size. Fujifilm GFX 50R is equipped with a sensor that is 0.0x larger than the one featured in Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR. Compared to the cameras with smaller sensor area, the ones with larger sensors ensure more control on the blurry background and depth of field if you shoot in the same aperture and focal length. Thus, the first model has a significant advantage here.
In terms of sensor size, both Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR and Fujifilm GFX 50R feature similar sensors. Thus, none of these models can boast of a significant advantage over the other. Both cameras should deliver about the same control over the depth of field if they are used with the same aperture and focal length.
If you are interested in photography or has made a career in this field, you should know that different types of shooting actually require different camera characteristics. While one model can produce outstanding portraits, at the same time, it can be terrible for shooting landscapes, and so on. Thus, before you purchase a specific camera, it is vital to decide, which type of shooting you do most often and consider an option that suits it the most.
This section of our comparison is devoted to the performance of Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR and Fujifilm GFX 50R in different fields of photography. Here we are going to look at the five main areas and evaluate how well each of the reviewed models performs in them. This will help you choose an option that suits your needs the most depending on your interest in one or several of these fields.
|Photography Type||Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR||Fujifilm GFX 50R|
Hopefully, our detailed overview of these models has helped you consider all the main specs, pros and cons of each cameras. Maybe, after reading this comparison, some of you have already decided which option to opt for depending on your needs and preferences. However, if you are still wondering which option is a better choice, Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR or Fujifilm GFX 50R, below you can see what scores each of them received in five different aspects. To wrap up, we have used our unique Decision Algorithm that assesses different camera models upon 63 different factors including their price, and, if possible, DxO Mark scores. This algorithm allows us to make our verdict more consistent and objective.
What is our final verdict? Based on our comparison and the final scores of Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR and Fujifilm GFX 50R here is what we can say in conclusion:
According all the factors that we considered in the process of comparing these two cameras, Fujifilm GFX 50R deserves a higher Total Score than the Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR. Thus, if you are choosing between these options, we would recommend you to choose the first model over the other one.
For better understanding of each model’s technical characteristics, find the detailed comparison below:
|Fujifilm FinePix F900EXR||Fujifilm GFX 50R|
|Model||FinePix F900EXR||GFX 50R|
|Announced||Jan 30, 2013||Sep 25, 2018|
|Body Type||Compact||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Sensor Size||1/2"||Medium format|
|Sensor Dimensions||6.4 x 4.8 mm||44 x 33 mm|
|Sensor Area||30.72 mm2||1452.00 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||16.0 MP||51.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||4608 x 3456||8256 x 6192|
|Max Native ISO||3,200||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||12,800||102,400|
|Min Native ISO||100||100|
|Lens Mount||Fixed lens||Fujifilm G|
|Number of Lenses||n/a||8|
|Focal Length Multiplier||n/a||0.97x|
|Macro Focus Range||5|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||n/a||117|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Type||Fixed Type||Tilting|
|Screen Resolution||920k dots||2,360k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||0k dots||3,690k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||8 s||360 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/2000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||11.0 fps||3.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||Auto, Red-eye, Slow Sync||Auto, standard, slow sync, manual|
|Video Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (60, 30 fps), 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)||1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB 2.0||USB 3.0|
|Weight||232 g||775 g|
|Physical Dimensions||105 x 61 x 36 mm||161 x 97 x 66 mm|
|Battery Life||260 shots||400 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||SD/SDHC/SDXC||SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots, UHS-II supported)|