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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Olympus E-5

The Fujifilm GFX 100 and the Olympus E-5 are two professional cameras that were announced, respectively, in May 2019 and September 2010. The GFX 100 is a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, while the E-5 is a DSLR. The cameras are based on a medium format (GFX 100) and a Four Thirds (E-5) sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 101.8 megapixels, whereas the Olympus provides 12.2 MP.

Below is an overview of the main specs of the two cameras as a starting point for the comparison.

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm GFX 100
versus
Olympus E-5
Fujifilm GFX 100   Olympus E-5
Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
Fujifilm G mount lenses Four Thirds lenses
101.8 MP – Medium Format sensor 12.2 MP – Four Thirds sensor
4K/30p Video 720/30p Video
ISO 100-12,800 (50 - 102,400) ISO 100-6,400
Viewfinder optional Optical viewfinder
3.2" LCD – 2360k dots 3.0" LCD – 920k dots
Fully flexible touchscreen Swivel screen (not touch-sensitive)
5 shutter flaps per second 5 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
Weathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
800 shots per battery charge750 shots per battery charge
156 x 144 x 75 mm, 1320 g 142 x 117 x 75 mm, 873 g
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Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm GFX 100 and the Olympus E-5? Which one should you buy? Read on to find out how these two cameras compare with respect to their body size, their imaging sensors, their shooting features, their input-output connections, and their reception by expert reviewers.

Body comparison

The physical size and weight of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and the Olympus E-5 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three consecutive perspectives from the front, the top, and the back are available. All size dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Olympus E-5
Compare GFX 100 versus E-5 top
Comparison GFX 100 or E-5 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Olympus E-5 is notably smaller (26 percent) than the Fujifilm GFX 100. Moreover, the E-5 is markedly lighter (34 percent) than the GFX 100. In this context, it is worth noting that both cameras are splash and dust-proof and can, hence, be used in inclement weather conditions or harsh environments.

The above size and weight comparisons are to some extent incomplete since they do not consider the interchangeable lenses that both of these cameras require. Hence, you might want to study and compare the specifications of available lenses in order to get the full picture of the size and weight of the two camera systems.

Concerning battery life, the GFX 100 gets 800 shots out of its NP-T125 battery, while the E-5 can take 750 images on a single charge of its BLM-5 power pack. As can be seen in the images above, the GFX 100 has a battery grip built in. This facilitates image-taking in portrait orientation and gives it additional battery power. In order to provide similar functionality for the E-5, Olympus provides the HLD-4 vertical grip as an optional accessory (see here on ebay). The power pack in the GFX 100 can be charged via the USB port, so that it is not always necessary to take the battery charger along when travelling.

The table below summarizes the key physical specs of the two cameras alongside a broader set of comparators. In case you want to display and compare another camera duo, you can use the CAM-parator app to select your camera combination among a large number of options.

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Body Specifications
    Camera
Model
Camera
Width
Camera
Height
Camera
Depth
Camera
Weight
Battery
Life
Weather
Sealing
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 156 mm 144 mm 75 mm 1320 g 800 Y May 2019 9,999 amazon.com
2.
 
Olympus E-5 142 mm 117 mm 75 mm 873 g 750 Y Sep 2010 1,699ebay.com
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 900 g 460 Y Jan 2021 5,999 amazon.com
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 900 g 440 Y Sep 2021 3,999 amazon.com
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 135 mm 93 mm 64 mm 607 g 500 Y Feb 2020 1,699 amazon.com
6.
 
Fujifilm XP140 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 207 g 240 Y Feb 2019 229 amazon.com
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 140 mm 97 mm 86 mm 673 g 310 Y Feb 2018 1,899ebay.com
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R 161 mm 97 mm 66 mm 775 g 400 Y Sep 2018 4,499 amazon.com
9.
 
Fujifilm XP130 110 mm 71 mm 28 mm 207 g 240 Y Jan 2018 229ebay.com
10.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C 149 mm 106 mm 75 mm 895 g 420 Y Sep 2022 8,199 amazon.com
11.
 
Olympus E-450 130 mm 91 mm 53 mm 440 g 500 n Mar 2009 499ebay.com
12.
 
Olympus E-600 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 535 g 500 n Aug 2009 449ebay.com
13.
 
Olympus E-620 130 mm 94 mm 60 mm 521 g 500 n Feb 2009 699ebay.com
14.
 
Olympus E-3 142 mm 116 mm 75 mm 876 g 750 Y Oct 2007 1,699ebay.com
15.
 
Pentax K-1 II 137 mm 110 mm 86 mm 1010 g 670 Y Feb 2018 1,999 amazon.com
16.
 
Sony A7 III 127 mm 96 mm 74 mm 650 g 610 Y Feb 2018 1,999 amazon.com
17.
 
Sony A77 143 mm 104 mm 81 mm 732 g 470 Y Aug 2011 1,399ebay.com
Note: Measurements and pricing do not include easily detachable parts, such as add-on or interchangeable lenses or optional viewfinders.

The price is, of course, an important factor in any camera decision. The retail prices at the time of the camera’s release place the model in the market relative to other models in the producer’s line-up and the competition. The E-5 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 83 percent) than the GFX 100, which puts it into a different market segment. Normally, street prices remain initially close to the MSRP, but after a couple of months, the first discounts appear. Later in the product cycle and, in particular, when the replacement model is about to appear, further discounting and stock clearance sales often push the camera price considerably down. Then, after the new model is out, very good deals can frequently be found on the pre-owned market.

Sensor comparison

The imaging sensor is at the core of digital cameras and its size is one of the main determining factors of image quality. A large sensor will tend to have larger individual pixels that provide better low-light sensitivity, wider dynamic range, and richer color-depth than smaller pixel-units in a sensor of the same technological generation. Furthermore, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more possibilities to use shallow depth-of-field in order to isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be associated with larger, more expensive camera bodies and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Fujifilm GFX 100 features a medium format sensor and the Olympus E-5 a Four Thirds sensor. The sensor area in the E-5 is 84 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 0.79 and 2.0. Both cameras feature a native aspect ratio (sensor width to sensor height) of 4:3.

Fujifilm GFX 100 and Olympus E-5 sensor measures

With 101.8MP, the GFX 100 offers a higher resolution than the E-5 (12.2MP), but the GFX 100 has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.76μm versus 4.29μm for the E-5). However, the GFX 100 is a much more recent model (by 8 years and 8 months) than the E-5, and its sensor will have benefitted from technological advances during this time that enhance the light gathering capacity of its pixels. Coming back to sensor resolution, it should be mentioned that the GFX 100 has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Fujifilm GFX 100 implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the GFX 100 for good quality output (200 dots per inch) amounts to 58.2 x 43.7 inches or 147.9 x 110.9 cm, for very good quality (250 dpi) 46.6 x 34.9 inches or 118.3 x 88.8 cm, and for excellent quality (300 dpi) 38.8 x 29.1 inches or 98.6 x 74 cm. The corresponding values for the Olympus E-5 are 20.2 x 15.1 inches or 51.2 x 38.4 cm for good quality, 16.1 x 12.1 inches or 41 x 30.7 cm for very good quality, and 13.4 x 10.1 inches or 34.1 x 25.6 cm for excellent quality prints.

The GFX 100 has on-sensor phase detect pixels, which results in fast and reliable autofocus acquisition even during live view operation.

The Fujifilm GFX 100 has a native sensitivity range from ISO 100 to ISO 12800, which can be extended to ISO 50-102400. The corresponding ISO settings for the Olympus E-5 are ISO 100 to ISO 6400 (no boost).

In terms of underlying technology, the GFX 100 is build around a BSI-CMOS sensor, while the E-5 uses a CMOS imager. Both cameras use a Bayer filter for capturing RGB colors on a square grid of photosensors. This arrangement is found in most digital cameras.

GFX 100 versus E-5 MP

Since 2007, DXO Mark has published sensor performance measurements that have been derived using a consistent methodology. This service assesses and scores the color depth ("DXO Portrait"), dynamic range ("DXO Landscape"), and low-light sensitivity ("DXO Sports") of camera sensors, and also publishes an overall camera score. The adjacent table reports on the physical sensor characteristics and the outcomes of the DXO sensor quality tests for a sample of comparator-cameras.

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Sensor Characteristics
    Camera
Model
Sensor
Class
Resolution
(MP)
Horiz.
Pixels
Vert.
Pixels
Video
Format
DXO
Portrait
DXO
Landscape
DXO
Sports
DXO
Overall
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p25.714.5322799
2.
 
Olympus E-5 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024720/30p21.610.551956
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p25.814.73391100
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.914.83456100
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p24.113.6199584
6.
 
Fujifilm XP140 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34564K/15p20.712.2110252
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.013.3180682
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.714.4316998
9.
 
Fujifilm XP130 1/2.3 15.9 4608 34561080/60p20.612.1100051
10.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C Medium Format 102.1 11656 8762none25.914.93550101
11.
 
Olympus E-450 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.510.551256
12.
 
Olympus E-600 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.510.354155
13.
 
Olympus E-620 Four Thirds 12.2 4032 3024none21.310.353655
14.
 
Olympus E-3 Four Thirds 10.0 3648 2736none21.610.557156
15.
 
Pentax K-1 II Full Frame 36.2 7360 49121080/60i25.114.0269893
16.
 
Sony A7 III Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/30p25.014.7373096
17.
 
Sony A77 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.013.280178
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

Many modern cameras cannot only take still pictures, but also record videos. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the GFX 100 provides a higher video resolution than the E-5. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Olympus is limited to 720/30p.

Feature comparison

Apart from body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a variety of features. For example, the E-5 has an optical viewfinder, which can be very useful when shooting in bright sunlight. In contrast, the GFX 100 relies on live view and the rear LCD for framing. That said, the GFX 100 can be equipped with an optional viewfinder – the EVF-GFX2. The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Olympus E-5 along with similar information for a selection of comparators.

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Core Features
    Camera
Model
Viewfinder
(Type or
000 dots)
Control
Panel
(yes/no)
LCD
Specifications
(inch/000 dots)
LCD
Attach-
ment
Touch
Screen
(yes/no)
Max
Shutter
Speed *
Max
Shutter
Flaps *
Built-in
Flash
(yes/no)
Built-in
Image
Stab
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100optional Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 5.0/s n Y
2.
 
Olympus E-5optical Y3.0 / 920 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0/s Y Y
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S3690 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 5.0/s n Y
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II3690 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n Y
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T43690 n3.0 / 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
6.
 
Fujifilm XP140none n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H13690 Y3.0 / 1040 full-flex Y 1/8000s 14.0/s n Y
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R3690 n3.2 / 2360 tilting Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n n
9.
 
Fujifilm XP130none n3.0 / 920 fixed n 1/2000s 10.0/s Y Y
10.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C5760 Y3.6 / 2360 tilting Y 1/4000s 3.3/s n Y
11.
 
Olympus E-450optical n2.7 / 215 fixed n 1/4000s 3.5/s Y n
12.
 
Olympus E-600optical n2.7 / 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0/s Y Y
13.
 
Olympus E-620optical n2.7 / 230 swivel n 1/4000s 4.0/s Y Y
14.
 
Olympus E-3optical Y2.5 / 230 swivel n 1/8000s 5.0/s Y Y
15.
 
Pentax K-1 IIoptical Y3.2 / 1037 full-flex n 1/8000s 4.4/s n Y
16.
 
Sony A7 III2359 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0/s n Y
17.
 
Sony A772359 Y3.0 / 921 full-flex n 1/8000s 12.0/s Y Y
Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

One differentiating feature between the two cameras concerns the touch sensitivity of the rear screen. The GFX 100 has a touchscreen, while the E-5 has a conventional panel. Touch control can be particularly helpful, for example, for setting the focus point.

The E-5 has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing. This characteristic will be appreciated by vloggers and photographers who are interested in taking selfies. In contrast, the GFX 100 does not have a selfie-screen.

The reported shutter speed information refers to the use of the mechanical shutter. Yet, some cameras only have an electronic shutter, while others have an electronic shutter in addition to a mechanical one. In fact, the GFX 100 is one of those camera that have an additional electronic shutter, which makes completely silent shooting possible. However, this mode is less suitable for photographing moving objects (risk of rolling shutter) or shooting under artificial light sources (risk of flickering).

The Fujifilm GFX 100 has an intervalometer built-in. This enables the photographer to capture time lapse sequences, such as flower blooming, a sunset or moon rise, without purchasing an external camera trigger and related software.

The GFX 100 writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the E-5 uses Compact Flash or xD Picture cards. Both cameras feature dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails.

Connectivity comparison

For some imaging applications, the extent to which a camera can communicate with its environment can be an important aspect in the camera decision process. The table below provides an overview of the connectivity of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Olympus E-5 and, in particular, the interfaces the cameras (and selected comparators) provide for accessory control and data transfer.

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Input-Output Connections
    Camera
Model
Hotshoe
Port
Internal
Mic / Speaker
Microphone
Port
Headphone
Port
HDMI
Port
USB
Port
WiFi
Support
NFC
Support
Bluetooth
Support
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100Ystereo / monoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
2.
 
Olympus E-5Ystereo / ---mini2.0---
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100SYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S IIYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y--
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T4Ystereo / monoY-micro3.1Y-Y
6.
 
Fujifilm XP140-mono / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1Ystereo / monoY-micro3.0Y--
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50RYstereo / monoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
9.
 
Fujifilm XP130-mono / mono--micro2.0Y-Y
10.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100CYstereo / mono---3.2Y--
11.
 
Olympus E-450Y- / ----2.0---
12.
 
Olympus E-600Y- / ----2.0---
13.
 
Olympus E-620Y- / ----2.0---
14.
 
Olympus E-3Y- / ----2.0---
15.
 
Pentax K-1 IIYstereo / monoYYmicro2.0Y--
16.
 
Sony A7 IIIYstereo / monoYYmicro3.1YYY
17.
 
Sony A77Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the GFX 100 has a microphone port, which is missing on the E-5. Such an external microphone input can help to substantially improve the quality of audio recordings when a good external microphone is used.

Both cameras feature a PC Sync terminal to control professional strobe lights, which will be appreciated by studio photographers.

The GFX 100 is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Fujifilm. In contrast, the E-5 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on ebay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the E-5 from Olympus. Further information on the features and operation of the GFX 100 and E-5 can be found, respectively, in the Fujifilm GFX 100 Manual (free pdf) or the online Olympus E-5 Manual.

Review summary

So what conclusions can be drawn? Is there a clear favorite between the Fujifilm GFX 100 and the Olympus E-5? Which camera is better? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Arguments in favor of the Fujifilm GFX 100:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (101.8 vs 12.2MP) with a 189% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • Better image quality: Features a larger and more technologically advanced imaging sensor.
  • Richer colors: The sensor size advantage translates into images with better, more accurate colors.
  • More dynamic range: Larger sensor captures a wider spectrum of light and dark details.
  • Better low-light sensitivity: Larger sensor produces good images even in poorly lit environments.
  • Better video: Provides higher definition movie capture (4K/30p vs 720/30p).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound: Can connect to an external microphone for higher quality sound recording.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • Larger screen: Has a bigger rear LCD (3.2" vs 3.0") for image review and settings control.
  • More detailed LCD: Has a higher resolution rear screen (2360k vs 920k dots).
  • Fewer buttons to press: Is equipped with a touch-sensitive rear screen to facilitate handling.
  • Less disturbing: Has an electronic shutter option for completely silent shooting.
  • Easier time-lapse photography: Has an intervalometer built-in for low frequency shooting.
  • More portrait friendly: Features an integrated vertical grip for easier portrait shooting.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • More legacy lens friendly: Can take a broad range of non-native lenses via adapters.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.1 vs 2.0).
  • Easier file upload: Has wifi built in for automatic backup or image transfer to the web.
  • Easier wireless transfer: Supports Bluetooth for image sharing without cables.
  • More modern: Reflects 8 years and 8 months of technical progress since the E-5 launch.

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Advantages of the Olympus E-5:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Easier framing: Has an optical viewfinder for image composition and settings control.
  • More selfie-friendly: Has an articulated screen that can be turned to be front-facing.
  • Faster shutter: Has higher mechanical shutter speed (1/8000s vs 1/4000s) to freeze action.
  • More compact: Is smaller (142x117mm vs 156x144mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 447g or 34 percent) and is thus easier to take along.
  • Easier fill-in: Has a small integrated flash to brighten shadows of backlit subjects.
  • More affordable: Was introduced into a lower priced category (83 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in September 2010).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the GFX 100 is the clear winner of the match-up (22 : 9 points). However, the relevance of individual strengths will vary across photographers, so that you might want to apply your own weighing scheme to the summary points when reflecting and deciding on a new camera. A professional sports photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a street photog, and a person interested in family portraits has distinct needs from a landscape shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

GFX 100 22:09 E-5

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and the Olympus E-5 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera and Best DSLR Camera listings whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the comparison of the spec-sheets of cameras can offer a general idea of their imaging potential, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the GFX 100 and the E-5 in practical situations. At times, user reviews, such as those published at amazon, address these issues in a useful manner, but such feedback is on many occasions incomplete, inconsistent, and unreliable.

Expert reviews

This is where reviews by experts come in. The adjacent summary-table relays the overall verdicts of several of the most popular camera review sites (amateurphotographer [AP], cameralabs [CL], digitalcameraworld [DCW], dpreview [DPR], ephotozine [EPZ], photographyblog [PB]). As can be seen, the professional reviewers agree in many cases on the quality of different cameras, but sometimes their assessments diverge, reinforcing the earlier point that a camera decision is often a very personal choice.

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Expert Camera Reviews
     Camera 
 Model 
 AP 
 score 
 CL 
 score 
 DCW 
 score 
 DPR 
 score 
 EPZ 
 score 
 PB 
 score 
Camera
Launch
Launch
Price (USD)
Street
Price
1.
 
Fujifilm GFX 1004.5/5+ +4.8/590/1005/54.5/5 May 2019 9,999 amazon.com
2.
 
Olympus E-54/5....75/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2010 1,699ebay.com
3.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100S5/5+ +5/590/1005/55/5 Jan 2021 5,999 amazon.com
4.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II5/5..5/587/100..5/5 Sep 2021 3,999 amazon.com
5.
 
Fujifilm X-T45/5+ +5/588/1005/55/5 Feb 2020 1,699 amazon.com
6.
 
Fujifilm XP140..+....3.5/54/5 Feb 2019 229 amazon.com
7.
 
Fujifilm X-H1..+5/586/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 1,899ebay.com
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R5/5..5/584/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2018 4,499 amazon.com
9.
 
Fujifilm XP130..o....3.5/54/5 Jan 2018 229ebay.com
10.
 
Hasselblad X2D 100C4/5.......... Sep 2022 8,199 amazon.com
11.
 
Olympus E-450........4/54/5 Mar 2009 499ebay.com
12.
 
Olympus E-600..........4.5/5 Aug 2009 449ebay.com
13.
 
Olympus E-6203/588/100..72/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2009 699ebay.com
14.
 
Olympus E-3..88/100..+ +o4/5 Oct 2007 1,699ebay.com
15.
 
Pentax K-1 II....4.5/579/1004.5/54.5/5 Feb 2018 1,999 amazon.com
16.
 
Sony A7 III..+ +4.5/589/1005/55/5 Feb 2018 1,999 amazon.com
17.
 
Sony A775/591/100..81/100..5/5 Aug 2011 1,399ebay.com
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The ratings were established in reference to similarly priced cameras that were available in the market at the time of the review. A score, therefore, has to be seen in close connection to the price and market introduction time of the camera, and comparing ratings of very distinct cameras or ones that are far apart in terms of their release date have little meaning. Also, kindly note that some of the listed sites have over time developped their review approaches and their reporting style.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Olympus E-5

    Below is a side-by-side comparison of the specs of the two cameras to facilitate a quick review of their differences and common features.

    Camera Specifications
    Camera Model Fujifilm GFX 100 Olympus E-5
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Digital single lens reflex
    Camera Lens Fujifilm G mount lenses Four Thirds lenses
    Launch Date May 2019 September 2010
    Launch Price USD 9,999 USD 1,699
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm GFX 100 Olympus E-5
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Medium Format Sensor Four Thirds Sensor
    Sensor Size 43.8 x 32.9 mm 17.3 x 13.0 mm
    Sensor Area 1441.02 mm2 224.9 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 54.8 mm 21.6 mm
    Crop Factor 0.79x 2.0x
    Sensor Resolution 101.8 Megapixels 12.2 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 11648 x 8736 pixels 4032 x 3024 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 4.29 μm
    Pixel Density 7.06 MP/cm2 5.42 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 720/30p Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 6,400 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor X-Processor 4 TruePic V+
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 56
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 21.6
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 10.5
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 519
    Screen Specs Fujifilm GFX 100 Olympus E-5
    Viewfinder Type Viewfinder optional Optical viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.58x
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel Control Panel
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2360k dots 920k dots
    LCD Attachment Fully flexible screen Swivel screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm GFX 100 Olympus E-5
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Phase-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus Peakingno Peaking Feature
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 5 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationIn-body stabilization
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards CF or XD cards
    Single or Dual Card Slots Dual card slots Dual card slots
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm GFX 100 Olympus E-5
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket PC Sync socket
    USB Connector USB 3.1 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port no MIC socket
    Headphone Socket Headphone port no Headphone port
    Wifi Support Wifi built-in no Wifi
    Bluetooth Support Bluetooth built-in no Bluetooth
    Body Specs Fujifilm GFX 100 Olympus E-5
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodyWeathersealed body
    Battery Type NP-T125 BLM-5
    Battery Life (CIPA)800 shots per charge750 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 156 x 144 x 75 mm
    (6.1 x 5.7 x 3.0 in)
    142 x 117 x 75 mm
    (5.6 x 4.6 x 3.0 in)
    Camera Weight 1320 g (46.6 oz) 873 g (30.8 oz)
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