• 35mm 855.6mm2
  • 24.3 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 25,600
  • Medium format 1,441.0mm2
  • 51.4 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800

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Differences

Sony A99 advantages over Fujifilm GFX 50S

  • Less expensive
    $1998 vs $5499
    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
  • In-camera panoramas
    Yes vs No
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Fast startup
    ~0.70 vs 1.3 sec
    Faster startup lets you catch the moment
  • Built-in GPS
    GPS vs None
    Geotag your photos
  • Longer stills battery life
    More info 500 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
    0.13 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
    5.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster RAW shooting
    5.9 fps vs 3.0 fps
    Faster RAW shooting in burst mode

Fujifilm GFX 50S advantages over Sony A99

  • 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
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Wi-Fi vs None
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Newer
    2 years vs 6 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 0.71x
    Get a bigger view of the scene through the eye-level viewfinder
  • More pixels
    51.4 vs 24.3 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
    40 vs 17 shots
    Take more JPEG shots before waiting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/16000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light
  • Higher extended ISO
    102400 vs 51200 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
  • Top deck display
    Both provide
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • 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
  • 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

  • NFC
    Neither provide
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Neither provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • 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
  • Slow-motion videos
    Neither provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

User reviews

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Review Excerpt

  • 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 Nikon D800

Sony A99
Nikon D800
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • Focus peaking
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Nikon D800
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $1850
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Canon 5D Mark III

Sony A99
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2520
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Canon 5D Mark III
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $2520
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon D800E

Sony A99
Nikon D800E
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Focus peaking
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Lens selection
  • Fast startup
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Nikon D800E
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Focus peaking
  • Larger sensor
  • $2212
  • 35mm
  • Fast startup
  • Longer stills battery life

Compared to Hasselblad X1D

Sony A99
Hasselblad X1D
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Hasselblad X1D
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Tiltable Screen
  • $6495
  • Medium format
  • Built-in GPS
  • Higher max flash sync

Compared to Fujifilm GFX 50R

Sony A99
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $1998
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Larger sensor
  • Touchscreen
Fujifilm GFX 50S
Fujifilm GFX 50R
  • $5499
  • Medium format
  • Top deck display
  • More viewfinder magnification
  • $4499
  • Medium format
  • Less expensive
  • Built-in Bluetooth
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