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

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

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

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

  • Introduced in February 2015
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 123.7 x 85 x 44.5mm³ (4.9" x 3.3" x 1.8")
  • 469g (15.1 oz.)

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

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

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

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

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

OM-D E-M5 Mark II has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 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 Mark II (0.74x)

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

Advantage: Fujifilm GFX 50R

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

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4016.10
Auto Focus points (4)11781
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.692.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.361.04
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 support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The GFX 50R scores 22 points.

Otherwise why to choose Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

GFX 50R

OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Higher speed (4, frames/second)310
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.)
469g
(15.1 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
468cm³
(29 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the OM-D E-M5 Mark II 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 Mark II.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

OM-D E-M5 Mark II

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

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

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

Top view of cameras

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

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

22
21

We advise to choose the newest model: Fujifilm GFX 50R.

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