Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Sony Alpha 5100 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs Alpha 5100 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Sony Alpha 5100 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

Alpha 5100

  • Introduced in August 2014
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 100 - 25600 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • WiFi built-in
  • 109.6 x 62.8 x 35.7mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.4")
  • 270g (8.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Alpha 5100

GFX 50R vs Alpha 5100 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 Alpha 5100 sensor area comparison

Advantage: Fujifilm GFX 50R

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Sony Alpha 5100 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

Alpha 5100

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4024.30
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.360.92
Touch screen (2)
External microphone (2)
USB 3.0 (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the GFX 50R are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and that the display has a higher resolution. A nice touch is the rather comfortable touch screen, the connector for an external microphone 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 18 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony Alpha 5100

GFX 50R

Alpha 5100

Higher speed (4, frames/second)36
Auto Focus points (4)117179
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 25600 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)550
Built-in flash (2)
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
270g
(8.7 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
246cm³
(15 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Alpha 5100 are that the camera is faster, the faster and more accurate auto focus and the larger sensitivity. We also like the larger selection of lenses, the built-in flash and the lower weight than the GFX 50R. Another advantage over the GFX 50R: the more compact size.

Yields 21 points for the Alpha 5100.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

Alpha 5100

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Sony Alpha 5100 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and Alpha 5100

GFX 50R und Alpha 5100, front viewGFX 50R und Alpha 5100, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und Alpha 5100, view from aboveGFX 50R und Alpha 5100, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Sony Alpha 5100

18
21

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

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