• 35mm 847.3mm2
  • 24.2 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A9 advantages over Fujifilm GFX 50R

  • 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
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    105 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
  • Less shutter lag
    0.22 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
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    20.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    20.0 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode
  • Bigger RAW buffer
    240 vs 25 shots
    Larger buffer for RAW shots (burst mode)
  • Slow-motion videos
    Yes vs No
    Shoot slow-motion videos
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/16000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Fujifilm GFX 50R advantages over Sony A9

  • Larger sensor
    Medium format vs 35mm
    More sensor area. Bigger is (generally) better.
  • Newer
    4 months vs 2 years old
    Newer cameras often support more advanced features
  • More dots on screen
    2360k vs 1440k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 24.2 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 364 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)

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 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
  • Top deck display
    Neither provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • New sensor offers incredible performance; Excellent image quality at low & high ISOs; Very good dynamic range; Phenomenal 20fps burst speed & deep buffer; Very good battery life for a mirrorless; 4K video; Dual card slots.

  • Slow buffer clearing; Only one card slot is UHS-II compatible; Touchscreen underutilized; No lossless RAW compression option; No 4K/60p option.

The Competition

Compared to Leica SL (Typ 601)

Sony A9
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Built-in GPS
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Leica SL (Typ 601)
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Larger sensor
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Built-in GPS

Compared to Leica M (Typ 262)

Sony A9
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Focus peaking
  • $4791
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Leica M (Typ 262)
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $4791
  • 35mm
  • Thinner

Compared to Leica M-D (Typ 262)

Sony A9
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Rear display
  • Lens selection
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Leica M-D (Typ 262)
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Rear display
  • Focus peaking
  • $5995
  • 35mm
  • Thinner

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Sony A9
Hasselblad X1D
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Built-in GPS
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Hasselblad X1D
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $8995
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Sony A9
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $3998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Top deck display
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Top deck display
  • More viewfinder magnification
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