Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Sony NEX 7 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

GFX 50R vs NEX 7 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Sony NEX 7 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

NEX 7

  • Introduced in August 2011
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 24 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 16000 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount E Mount
  • No WiFi
  • 120 x 67 x 43mm³ (4.7" x 2.6" x 1.7")
  • 400g (12.9 oz.)

All specs: Main page for NEX 7

GFX 50R vs NEX 7 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 NEX 7 sensor area comparison

Better choice: Fujifilm GFX 50R

GFX 50R vs NEX 7: Viewfinder

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

NEX 7 has an electronic viewfinder with resolution 2.36 megapixel, it's magnification is 0.73x.

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)

NEX 7 (0.73x)

Simulated viewfinder of the GFX 50RSimulated viewfinder of the NEX 7

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.

Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Sony NEX 7 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Fujifilm GFX 50R a better choice

GFX 50R

NEX 7

Larger sensor (5)Medium formatAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)51.4024.20
Auto Focus points (4)11725
Better viewfinder (4, Megapixel)3.692.36
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)2.360.92
Touch screen (2)
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 rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the GFX 50R is made easy by the connector for an external microphone, 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 28 points.

Otherwise why to choose Sony NEX 7

GFX 50R

NEX 7

Higher speed (4, frames/second)310
Better sensibility (4)100 - 12800 ISO100 - 16000 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)550
Built-in flash (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)400430
Weighs less (2)775g
(25.0 oz.)
400g
(12.9 oz.)
More portable (2)1030cm³
(65 cu.in.)
346cm³
(22 cu.in.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the NEX 7 are that the camera is faster, the larger sensitivity and the larger selection of lenses. We also like the built-in flash, 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 20 points for the NEX 7.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

GFX 50R

NEX 7

Sensor cleaning
Articulated screen
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Fujifilm GFX 50R VS Sony NEX 7 Dimensions

Look at front view of the GFX 50R and NEX 7

GFX 50R und NEX 7, front viewGFX 50R und NEX 7, front view

Top view of cameras

GFX 50R und NEX 7, view from aboveGFX 50R und NEX 7, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Fujifilm GFX 50R

Sony NEX 7

28
20

We recommend Fujifilm GFX 50R as better choice.

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