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!
The goal of this overview is to provide a detailed comparison of two popular camera models from Pro Mirrorless category, introduced by Fujifilm. We are going to take a closer look at the technical and physical characteristics, features, and performance. The models we are going to assess and compare in this review are GFX 100 and GFX 50R. The models we are going to compare in our review have different sensors. Fujifilm GFX 100 features a BSI-CMOS sensor that has a resolution of 102.0 MP. Fujifilm GFX 50R, on the contrary, has a different CMOS sensor with 102.0 MP resolution.
Now, before we can move on to our comparison, let's take a moment to look at the key characteristics of Fujifilm GFX 100 and Fujifilm GFX 50R.
Fujifilm GFX 100 Key Features:
Fujifilm GFX 50R Key Features:
|Sensor Resolution||102.0 MP vs 51.0 MP||50% more pixels|
|Image Stabilization||Yes vs No||All lenses are stabilized|
|Continuous Shooting||5 fps vs 3 fps||2 fps faster|
|Number Of Focus Points||425 vs 117||308 more focus points|
|Battery Life||800 shots vs 400 shots||400 more frames with a single charge|
|Max Video Resolution||4096 x 2160 vs 1920 x 1080||Higher Resolution Video|
|Viewfinder Resolution||5,760k dots vs 3,690k dots||35.9% higher resolution|
|Viewfinder Magnification||1.09 vs No||1.09 better magnification|
|Weight||775 g vs 1320 g||545 g lighter|
|Touch Screen||Yes | Yes||Easy control of camera functions|
|Screen Size||3.2″ | 3.2″||Large display|
|Screen Resolution||2,360k dots | 2,360k dots||High resolution screen|
|Screen Type||Tilting | Tilting||Help viewing and changing settings easily|
|Viewfinder||Electronic (optional) | Electronic||Better framing and control|
|Raw Support||Yes | Yes||Better image quality|
|Sensor Resolution||102.0 MP | 51.0 MP||Bigger prints and more details|
|AutoFocus Face Detection||Yes | Yes||Very handy for portraits|
|Microphone Port||Yes | Yes||High quality audio recording option|
|Headphone Port||Yes | Yes||Better video control|
|Timelapse Recording||Yes | Yes||Creative shooting|
|Storage Slots||2 slots | 2 slots||Extra Storage Slots|
|Bracketing||Yes | Yes||Useful for tough lighting conditions and HDR|
|Flash Sync Port||Yes | Yes||Port for Flash Sync|
|Environmental Sealing||Yes | Yes||Shoot at tough conditions|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps | 3.0 fps||Low continuous shooting|
|Built-In Flash||No | No||No built-in flash|
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 GFX 100 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 GFX 50R is a lighter option of these two, as it weights 545g less than the Fujifilm GFX 100. 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 GFX 100 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 GFX 100 features a 102.0 MP Medium format sized BSI-CMOS sensor . 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 GFX 100 and Fujifilm GFX 50R by the size of their sensors.
Fujifilm GFX 100 and Fujifilm GFX 50R are identical by this indicator, as each feature a sensor of the same size. Thus, both cameras will provide the same level of control in terms of the depth of field if you use them with the same focal length and aperture.
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 GFX 100 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 GFX 100||Fujifilm GFX 50R|
Disadvantages:No Significant Disadvantages
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 GFX 100 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 GFX 100 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 100 deserves a higher Total Score than the Fujifilm GFX 50R. 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 GFX 100||Fujifilm GFX 50R|
|Model||GFX 100||GFX 50R|
|Announced||May 23, 2019||Sep 25, 2018|
|Body Type||SLR-style mirrorless||Rangefinder-style mirrorless|
|Sensor Size||Medium format||Medium format|
|Sensor Dimensions||44 x 33 mm||44 x 33 mm|
|Sensor Area||1452.00 mm2||1452.00 mm2|
|Sensor Resolution||102.0 MP||51.0 MP|
|Max Image Resolution||11648 x 8736||8256 x 6192|
|Max Native ISO||12,800||12,800|
|Max Boosted ISO||102,400||102,400|
|Min Native ISO||100||100|
|Lens Mount||Fujifilm G||Fujifilm G|
|Number of Lenses||9||8|
|Focal Length Multiplier||0.79x||0.97x|
|Macro Focus Range|
|AF Multi Area|
|AF Live View|
|AF Face Detection|
|AF Contrast Detection|
|AF Phase Detection|
|Number of Focus Points||425||117|
|Number of Cross Focus Points||n/a||n/a|
|Screen Resolution||2,360k dots||2,360k dots|
|ViewFinder Resolution||5,760k dots||3,690k dots|
|Min Shutter Speed||30 s||360 s|
|Max Shutter Speed||1/4000 s||1/4000 s|
|Continuous Shooting||5.0 fps||3.0 fps|
|Manual Exposure Mode|
|Custom White Balance|
|Flash Modes||no built-in flash||Auto, standard, slow sync, manual|
|Video Resolutions||4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM||1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM|
|Max Video Resolution||4096 x 2160||1920 x 1080|
|Video Formats||MPEG-4, H.264, H.265||MPEG-4, H.264|
|USB||USB 1||USB 3.0|
|Weight||1320 g||775 g|
|Physical Dimensions||156 x 144 x 75 mm||161 x 97 x 66 mm|
|Battery Life||800 shots||400 shots|
|Battery Type||Battery Pack||Battery Pack|
|Storage Type||Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported)||SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots, UHS-II supported)|