Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Fujifilm X-E1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs X-E1 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Fujifilm X-E1 Specs

GFX 50R

  • Introduced in September 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Medium format
  • 51 megapixel
  • 3 frames/second
  • 100 - 12800 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 81.00mm (3.2") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount G-Bajonett
  • WiFi built-in
  • 160.7 x 96.5 x 66.4mm³ (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6")
  • 775g (25.0 oz.)

All specs: Main page for GFX 50R

X-E1

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 200 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • No WiFi
  • 129 x 74.9 x 38.3mm³ (5.1" x 2.9" x 1.5")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-E1

GFX 50R vs X-E1 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: GFX 50R and X-E1 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

GFX 50R vs X-E1: Viewfinder

GFX 50R has an electronic viewfinder and it's resolution is 3.69 megapixel with magnification of 0.77x.

X-E1 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.62x.

Viewfinder magnifications of compared cameras. The black area shows a magnification of 1x, relative to native size; in red is a magnification of 0.85x.

GFX 50R (0.77x)

X-E1 (0.62x)

Simulated viewfinder of the GFX 50RSimulated viewfinder of the X-E1

Note: Differences in the image area are the result of different image ratios, 3:2 or 4:3. That can make it difficult to compare the viewfinder magnification of both cameras. However, with these two cameras the difference is considerable in any case.

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Fujifilm X-E1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

X-E1

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatAPS-C
Sensor cleaning (3)
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4016.30
Auto Focus points (4)11749
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.692.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.360.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)400350
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GFX 50R are the larger sensor, built-in automatic sensor cleaning and the higher resolution. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the faster and more accurate auto focus, the larger sensitivity and the better viewfinder. We also like that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the GFX 50R is made easy by that the battery has more stamina, the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection and the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The GFX 50R scores 38 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-E1

GFX 50R

X-E1

Higher speed (4, frames/second)36
Larger lens selection (3)525
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
300g
(9.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
370cm³
(23 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-E1 are that the camera is faster, the larger selection of lenses and the built-in flash. A nice touch is the lower weight than the GFX 50R and the more compact size.

Yields 13 points for the X-E1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

X-E1

Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
External microphone
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Fujifilm X-E1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and X-E1

GFX 50R und X-E1, front viewGFX 50R und X-E1, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und X-E1, view from aboveGFX 50R und X-E1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm X-E1

38
13

We recommend Fujifilm GFX 50R as better choice.

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