• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 12.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 102,400
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A7S II advantages over Fujifilm GFX

  • Less expensive
    $2698 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
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 8.40 vs 5.31 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Thinner
    60 mm vs 91 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Lighter weight
    627g vs 920g
    Lighter weight
  • Less shutter lag
    0.19 vs 0.48 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    63 vs 40 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Higher extended ISO
    409600 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm GFX advantages over Sony A7S II

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Fast startup
    ~1.30 vs 2.9 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Newer
    8 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1229k 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 12.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Dual card slots
    Yes vs No
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper 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

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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Neither provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • Comfortable and surprisingly compact camera body; Improved low light performance; Built-in image stabilization; Wide range of usable ISOs; More sophisticated autofocus performance; Excellent video capabilities.

  • Relatively low resolution; Mediocre continuous shooting performance; No built-in flash; No losslessly compressed RAW option.

  • 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 Leica M Monochrom

Sony A7S II
Leica M Monochrom
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • More pixels
Fujifilm GFX
Leica M Monochrom
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $4295
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Sony A7S

Sony A7S II
Sony A7S
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $2097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX
Sony A7S
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $2097
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Sony A7S II
Hasselblad X1D
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm GFX
Hasselblad X1D
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Sony A9

Sony A7S II
Sony A9
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX
Sony A9
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Top deck display
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Sony A7R III

Sony A7S II
Sony A7R III
  • $2698
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Touchscreen
  • High resolution composite
Fujifilm GFX
Sony A7R III
  • $6499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
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