Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Panasonic DMC G81 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs DMC G81 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Panasonic DMC G81 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

DMC G81

  • Introduced in April 2016
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 9 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 128.4 x 89 x 74.3mm³ (5.1" x 3.5" x 2.9")
  • 505g (16.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for DMC G81

GFX 50R vs DMC G81 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 DMC G81 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

GFX 50R vs DMC G81: Viewfinder

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

DMC G81 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)

DMC G81 (0.74x)

Simulated viewfinder of the GFX 50RSimulated viewfinder of the DMC G81

Advantage: Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Panasonic DMC G81 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

DMC G81

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatFour Thirds
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4016.00
Auto Focus points (4)11749
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.692.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.361.04
Longer battery life (3, photos)400330
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 that the battery has more stamina. Another advantage over the DMC G81: the support for USB 3.0. HArdly a luxury, given today's image size and the requirements of 4K video.

The GFX 50R scores 25 points.

Otherwise why to choose Panasonic DMC G81

GFX 50R

DMC G81

Higher speed (4, frames/second)39
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)580
Built-in flash (2)
Image stabilizer (3)
Better Video (2)1920 x 10803840 x 2160
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
505g
(16.3 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
849cm³
(53 cu.in.)
Environmental sealing (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the DMC G81 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the built-in flash, the optical image stabilizer and the superior video recording. A recommendation of the DMC G81 is made easy by the lower weight than the GFX 50R, the more compact size.

Yields 22 points for the DMC G81.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

DMC G81

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Touch screen
External microphone
WiFi
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Panasonic DMC G81 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and DMC G81

GFX 50R und DMC G81, front viewGFX 50R und DMC G81, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und DMC G81, view from aboveGFX 50R und DMC G81, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Panasonic DMC G81

25
22

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

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