• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 45.7 megapixels
  • ISO 64 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Nikon D850 advantages over Fujifilm GFX 50R

  • Shoot 4K video
    4K (UHD) vs 1080p
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Fast startup
    ~0.20 vs 1.1 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 1840 vs 400 shots
    Capture more photos
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/250 vs 1/125 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • Less shutter lag
    0.08 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
    7.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    7.1 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    200 vs 25 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Fujifilm GFX 50R advantages over Nikon D850

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Less expensive
    $3999* vs $5197
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.31 vs 4.35 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Newer
    11 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 200 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • 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

  • Class-leading resolution; Excellent dynamic range; Very good high ISO performance; Very fast AF and burst shooting; Durable weather-sealed body; Improved ergonomics; Touchscreen; Dual card slots; 4K video.

  • Live view/video mode still uses sluggish contrast-detect AF; Viewfinder only tests at ~98% coverage; No 4K at 60p; 30-minute video clip limit; Focus peaking not supported with 4K.

  • 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 Canon 5DS

Nikon D850
Canon 5DS
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Shoot 4K video
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Canon 5DS
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Sony A99 II

Nikon D850
Sony A99 II
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Sony A99 II
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Nikon D850
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $4933
  • Medium format
  • Top deck display
  • More viewfinder magnification

Compared to Pentax K-1 II

Nikon D850
Pentax K-1 II
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Touchscreen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Pentax K-1 II
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
  • $1797
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Nikon D850
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Bigger pixels
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $5750
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync
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