• 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 42.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A99 II advantages over Fujifilm GFX 50R

  • Less expensive
    $3198 vs $3999
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Tilt-swivel vs tilt-only
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • 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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    135 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 490 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
    0.11 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
    10.5 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    11.1 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 Sony A99 II

  • 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)
  • Touchscreen
    Touch vs No touch
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Newer
    11 months vs 3 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 pixels
    51.4 vs 42.4 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Longer exposure
    3600 vs 30 sec
    Long exposures for night shots
  • Bigger JPEG buffer
    Unlimited vs 61 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
  • 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

  • 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

  • Superb image quality at low, moderate ISOs; Improved high ISO performance; Fast continuous shooting speeds; Very impressive hybrid autofocus; High-quality 4K UHD video; Rugged camera body.

  • Multi-selector joystick can be awkward to use; No EVF live view at fastest burst rate; Buffer clearing is slow with no UHS-II support; 4K UHD video isn't as full-featured as E-mount counterparts.

  • 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

Sony A99 II
Canon 5DS
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Canon 5DS
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3499
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 5DS R

Sony A99 II
Canon 5DS R
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Less expensive
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Canon 5DS R
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $3699
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50S

Sony A99 II
Fujifilm GFX 50S
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $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 Nikon D850

Sony A99 II
Nikon D850
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Nikon D850
  • $3999
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Less expensive
  • $2797
  • 35mm
  • Shoot 4K video
  • Fast startup

Compared to Hasselblad X1D II

Sony A99 II
Hasselblad X1D II
  • $3198
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel 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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