Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs OM-D E-M5 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus OM-D E-M5 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

OM-D E-M5

  • Introduced in December 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • No WiFi
  • 122 x 88.9 x 43.1mm³ (4.8" x 3.5" x 1.7")
  • 425g (13.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for OM-D E-M5

GFX 50R vs OM-D E-M5 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 OM-D E-M5 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

GFX 50R vs OM-D E-M5: Viewfinder

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

OM-D E-M5 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 1.44 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.74x.

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)

OM-D E-M5 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the GFX 50RSimulated viewfinder of the OM-D E-M5

Advantage: Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

OM-D E-M5

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4016.10
Auto Focus points (4)11735
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.691.44
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.360.61
External microphone (2)
WiFi (2)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GFX 50R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Fujifilm are the better viewfinder, that the display has a higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the OM-D E-M5: 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 26 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5

GFX 50R

OM-D E-M5

Higher speed (4, frames/second)39
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO200 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)580
Image stabilizer (3)
Longer battery life (3, photos)400750
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
425g
(13.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
467cm³
(29 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the optical image stabilizer, that the battery has more stamina and the lower weight than the GFX 50R. Another advantage over the GFX 50R: the more compact size.

Yields 21 points for the OM-D E-M5.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

OM-D E-M5

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Olympus OM-D E-M5 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and OM-D E-M5

GFX 50R und OM-D E-M5, front viewGFX 50R und OM-D E-M5, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und OM-D E-M5, view from aboveGFX 50R und OM-D E-M5, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Olympus OM-D E-M5

26
21

We recommend Fujifilm GFX 50R as better choice.

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