• 35mm 864.0mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 50 - 50,000
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Leica SL (Typ 601) advantages over Fujifilm GFX 50R

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (DCI) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Thinner
    39 mm vs 66 mm
    Thinner
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.18 vs 0.44 sec
    Focus and take a photo quickly (wide angle)
  • Shoots 60p video
    Yes vs No
    A faster framerate can give you more editing options
  • Headphone jack
    Yes vs No
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    10.6 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    10.5 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm GFX 50R advantages over Leica SL (Typ 601)

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Tiltable Screen
    Tiltable vs Fixed
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Yes vs No
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • Newer
    15 months vs 4 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1040k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 60 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 50000 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

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
  • 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 HDMI output 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
  • 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 Image Stabilization
    Neither provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • 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

  • Superb build quality; Amazing EVF; Great image quality from RAW files; Good high ISO performance; Very good dynamic range; Very low shutter lag; Fast AF on stationary objects; Class-leading ~11 fps burst mode; 4K DCI and UHD video; Full HD up to 120p. Built-in Wi-Fi and GPS; Dual card slots; Decent battery life for its class.

  • Big for a full-frame mirrorless camera; Very slow buffer clearing; Contrast-detect AF system struggles with moving subjects; In-camera JPEGs are muted and dull; Very limited native lens selection (but supports many other Leica lenses via adapters); Expensive.

  • Same superb image quality as the 50S; Slightly improved performance; Less expensive and slimmer than 50S.

  • Lackluster ergonomics; Sluggish autofocus; Poor video features and performance.

The Competition

Compared to Leica M-P (Typ 240)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $3999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $6281
  • 35mm
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Leica M-P (Typ 240)
  • $3499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $6281
  • 35mm
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $3999
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $3499
  • Medium format
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $3999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $3499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Top deck display
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Sony A9

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Sony A9
  • $3999
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Top deck display
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Tiltable Screen
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Sony A9
  • $3499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Newer
  • $3498
  • 35mm
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • Shoot 4K video

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Leica SL (Typ 601)
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $3999
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Higher max flash sync
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $3499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
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