• Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Fujifilm GFX advantages over Sony A7R III

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.31 vs 4.51 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1440k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More viewfinder magnification
    0.85x vs 0.78x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 42.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Sony A7R III advantages over Fujifilm GFX

  • Less expensive
    $3198 vs $6499
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Yes vs No
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • High resolution composite
    Yes vs No
    Combine multiple shots to form a super hi-res version
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Longer video battery life
    100 vs 70 minutes
    Capture more video
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Yes vs No
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 650 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    657g vs 920g
    Lighter weight
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    76 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    76 vs 21 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use an external screen to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Fantastic image quality across the board; Excellent RAW dynamic range; Superb high ISO performance; Functional and user-friendly body; Robust weather-sealed construction; Detachable EVF; Tilting touchscreen; Very good lens quality.

  • Slow AF speeds; Performance can't compete with high-end full-frame cameras; Limited native lens selection so far; Expensive accessories; Unimpressive JPEG dynamic range; 1/125s maximum flash sync.

The Competition

Compared to Sony A7 II

Fujifilm GFX
Sony A7 II
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R III
Sony A7 II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1298
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7R II

Fujifilm GFX
Sony A7R II
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R III
Sony A7R II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • High resolution composite
  • $2398
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-camera panoramas

Compared to Leica SL (Typ 601)

Fujifilm GFX
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in GPS
Sony A7R III
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Fujifilm GFX
Hasselblad X1D
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
Sony A7R III
Hasselblad X1D
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A9

Fujifilm GFX
Sony A9
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Top deck display
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Sony A7R III
Sony A9
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • High resolution composite
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Bigger pixels
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
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