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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony NEX-7

The Fujifilm GFX 100S and the Sony Alpha NEX-7 are two digital cameras that were officially introduced, respectively, in January 2021 and August 2011. Both the GFX 100S and the NEX-7 are mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras that are based on a medium format (GFX 100S) and an APS-C (NEX-7) sensor. The Fujifilm has a resolution of 101.8 megapixels, whereas the Sony provides 24 MP.

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

Headline Specifications
Fujifilm GFX 100S
versus
Sony NEX-7
Fujifilm GFX 100S   Sony NEX-7
Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
Fujifilm G mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
101.8 MP – Medium Format sensor 24 MP – APS-C sensor
4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
ISO 100-12,800 (50 - 102,400) ISO 100-16,000
Electronic viewfinder (3690k dots) Electronic viewfinder (2359k dots)
3.2" LCD – 2360k dots 3.2" LCD – 921k dots
Fully flexible touchscreen Tilting screen (no touchscreen)
5 shutter flaps per second 10 shutter flaps per second
In-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
Weathersealed bodynot weather sealed
460 shots per battery charge430 shots per battery charge
150 x 104 x 87 mm, 900 g 120 x 67 x 43 mm, 400 g
Fujifilm GFX 100S:
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Sony NEX-7:
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Going beyond this snapshot of core features and characteristics, what are the differences between the Fujifilm GFX 100S and the Sony Alpha NEX-7? 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 100S and the Sony NEX-7 are illustrated in the side-by-side display below. The two cameras are presented according to their relative size. Three successive views from the front, the top, and the rear are shown. All width, height and depth dimensions are rounded to the nearest millimeter.

Size Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony NEX-7
Compare GFX 100S versus NEX-7 top
Comparison GFX 100S or NEX-7 rear

If the front view area (width x height) of the cameras is taken as an aggregate measure of their size, the Sony NEX-7 is considerably smaller (48 percent) than the Fujifilm GFX 100S. Moreover, the NEX-7 is substantially lighter (56 percent) than the GFX 100S. It is worth mentioning in this context that the GFX 100S is splash and dust resistant, while the NEX-7 does not feature any corresponding weather-sealing.

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 100S gets 460 shots out of its NP-W235 battery, while the NEX-7 can take 430 images on a single charge of its NP-FW50 power pack. The power pack in the GFX 100S 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. If you want to switch the focus of the display and review another camera pair, you can move across to the CAM-parator tool and choose from the broad selection of possible camera comparisons there.

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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 100S 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 900 g 460 Y Jan 2021 5,999 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-7 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 400 g 430 n Aug 2011 1,349i
3.
 
Canon R3 150 mm 143 mm 87 mm 1015 g 760 Y Sep 2021 5,999 i
4.
 
Canon R5 138 mm 98 mm 88 mm 738 g 320 Y Jul 2020 3,899 i
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II 150 mm 104 mm 87 mm 900 g 440 Y Sep 2021 3,999 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 135 mm 93 mm 64 mm 607 g 500 Y Feb 2020 1,699 i
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 156 mm 144 mm 75 mm 1320 g 800 Y May 2019 9,999 i
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R 161 mm 97 mm 66 mm 775 g 400 Y Sep 2018 4,499 i
9.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S 148 mm 94 mm 91 mm 740 g 400 Y Sep 2016 6,499i
10.
 
Leica SL2-S 146 mm 107 mm 83 mm 931 g 510 Y Dec 2020 4,895 i
11.
 
Leica SL2 146 mm 107 mm 42 mm 953 g 370 Y Nov 2019 5,999 i
12.
 
Sony A1 129 mm 97 mm 81 mm 737 g 530 Y Jan 2021 6,499 i
13.
 
Sony A6400 120 mm 67 mm 50 mm 403 g 410 Y Jan 2019 899 i
14.
 
Sony A6000 120 mm 67 mm 45 mm 344 g 360 n Feb 2014 599i
15.
 
Sony A3000 128 mm 91 mm 85 mm 411 g 470 n Aug 2013 329i
16.
 
Sony NEX-6 120 mm 67 mm 43 mm 345 g 360 n Sep 2012 999i
17.
 
Sony RX1 113 mm 65 mm 70 mm 482 g 270 n Sep 2012 2,799i
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 listed launch prices provide an indication of the market segment that the manufacturer of the cameras have been targeting. The NEX-7 was launched at a markedly lower price (by 78 percent) than the GFX 100S, which puts it into a different market segment. Usually, retail prices stay at first close to the launch price, but after several months, discounts become available. 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.

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 generally have larger individual pixels that offer better low-light sensitivity, provide wider dynamic range, and have richer color-depth than smaller pixels in a sensor of the same technological generation. Moreover, a large sensor camera will give the photographer more control over depth-of-field in the image and, thus, the ability to better isolate a subject from the background. On the downside, larger sensors tend to be more expensive and lead to bigger and heavier cameras and lenses.

Of the two cameras under consideration, the Fujifilm GFX 100S features a medium format sensor and the Sony NEX-7 an APS-C sensor. The sensor area in the NEX-7 is 75 percent smaller. As a result of these sensor size differences, the cameras have a format factor of, respectively, 0.79 and 1.5. The sensor in the GFX 100S has a native 4:3 aspect ratio, while the one in the NEX-7 offers a 3:2 aspect.

Fujifilm GFX 100S and Sony NEX-7 sensor measures

With 101.8MP, the GFX 100S offers a higher resolution than the NEX-7 (24MP), but the GFX 100S has smaller individual pixels (pixel pitch of 3.76μm versus 3.90μm for the NEX-7). However, the GFX 100S is a much more recent model (by 9 years and 5 months) than the NEX-7, 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 100S has no anti-alias filter installed, so that it can capture all the detail its sensor resolves.

The resolution advantage of the Fujifilm GFX 100S implies greater flexibility for cropping images or the possibility to print larger pictures. The maximum print size of the GFX 100S 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 Sony NEX-7 are 30 x 20 inches or 76.2 x 50.8 cm for good quality, 24 x 16 inches or 61 x 40.6 cm for very good quality, and 20 x 13.3 inches or 50.8 x 33.9 cm for excellent quality prints.

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

Unlike the NEX-7, the GFX 100S has the capacity to capture high quality composite images (YESMP) by combining multiple shots after shifting its sensor by miniscule distances. This multi-shot, pixel-shift mode is most suitable for photography of stationary objects (landscapes, studio scenes).

The Fujifilm GFX 100S 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 Sony Alpha NEX-7 are ISO 100 to ISO 16000 (no boost).

GFX 100S versus NEX-7 MP

Consistent information on actual sensor performance is available from DXO Mark for many cameras. 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 table below summarizes the physical sensor characteristics and sensor quality findings and compares them across a set of similar 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 100S Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p25.814.73391100
2.
 
Sony NEX-7 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60i24.113.4101681
3.
 
Canon R3 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40006K/60p25.414.5304896
4.
 
Canon R5 Full Frame 44.8 8192 54648K/30p25.314.6304295
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.914.83456100
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T4 APS-C 26.0 6240 41604K/60p24.113.6199584
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100 Medium Format 101.8 11648 87364K/30p25.714.5322799
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.714.4316998
9.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S Medium Format 51.1 8256 61921080/30p25.414.1297796
10.
 
Leica SL2-S Full Frame 24.0 6000 40004K/60p25.214.1350495
11.
 
Leica SL2 Full Frame 46.7 8368 55844K/60p25.314.3286695
12.
 
Sony A1 Full Frame 49.8 8640 57608k/30p25.914.5316398
13.
 
Sony A6400 APS-C 24.0 6000 40004K/30p24.013.6143183
14.
 
Sony A6000 APS-C 24.0 6000 40001080/60p24.113.1134782
15.
 
Sony A3000 APS-C 19.8 5456 36321080/60i23.712.8106878
16.
 
Sony NEX-6 APS-C 16.0 4912 32641080/60i23.713.1101878
17.
 
Sony RX1 Full Frame 24.0 6000 40001080/60p25.114.3253493
Note: DXO values in italics represent estimates based on sensor size and age.

Many modern cameras are not only capable of taking still images, but also of capturing video footage. Both cameras under consideration have a sensor with sufficiently fast read-out times for moving pictures, but the GFX 100S provides a higher video resolution than the NEX-7. It can shoot video footage at 4K/30p, while the Sony is limited to 1080/60i.

Feature comparison

Beyond body and sensor, cameras can and do differ across a range of features. The two cameras under consideration are similar with respect to both having an electronic viewfinder. However, the one in the GFX 100S offers a substantially higher resolution than the one in the NEX-7 (3690k vs 2359k dots). The adjacent table lists some of the other core features of the Fujifilm GFX 100S and Sony NEX-7 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 100S3690 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 5.0/s n Y
2.
 
Sony NEX-72359 n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0/s Y n
3.
 
Canon R35760 Y3.2 / 4150 swivel Y 1/8000s 12.0/s n Y
4.
 
Canon R55760 Y3.2 / 2100 swivel Y 1/8000s 10.0/s n Y
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II3690 Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n Y
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T43690 n3.0 / 1620 swivel Y 1/8000s 15.0/s n Y
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100optional Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 5.0/s n Y
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R3690 n3.2 / 2360 tilting Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n n
9.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50Soptional Y3.2 / 2360 full-flex Y 1/4000s 3.0/s n n
10.
 
Leica SL2-S5760 Y3.2 / 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 20.0/s n Y
11.
 
Leica SL25760 Y3.2 / 2100 fixed Y 1/8000s 10.0/s n Y
12.
 
Sony A19437 n3.0 / 1440 tilting Y 1/8000s 10.0/s n Y
13.
 
Sony A64002359 n3.0 / 922 tilting Y 1/4000s 11.0/s Y n
14.
 
Sony A60001440 n3.0 / 922 tilting n 1/4000s 11.0/s Y n
15.
 
Sony A3000202 n3.0 / 230 fixed n 1/4000s 2.5/s Y n
16.
 
Sony NEX-62359 n3.0 / 921 tilting n 1/4000s 10.0/s Y n
17.
 
Sony RX1optional n3.0 / 1229 fixed n 1/4000s 5.0/s Y n
Notes: *) Information refers to the mechanical shutter, unless the camera only has an electronic one.

One feature that is present on the GFX 100S, but is missing on the NEX-7 is a top-level LCD. While being, of course, smaller than the rear screen, the control panel conveys some of the essential shooting information and can be convenient for quick and easy settings verification.

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 100S 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 100S 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 100S writes its imaging data to SDXC cards, while the NEX-7 uses SDXC or Memory Stick PRO Duo cards. The GFX 100S features dual card slots, which can be very useful in case a memory card fails. In contrast, the NEX-7 only has one slot. The GFX 100S supports UHS-II cards (on both slots), while the NEX-7 cannot take advantage of Ultra High Speed SD cards.

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 100S and Sony Alpha NEX-7 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 100SYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
2.
 
Sony NEX-7Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---
3.
 
Canon R3Ystereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
4.
 
Canon R5Ymono / monoYYmicro3.2Y-Y
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S IIYstereo / monoYYmicro3.2Y--
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T4Ystereo / monoY-micro3.1Y-Y
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 100Ystereo / monoYYmicro3.1Y-Y
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50RYstereo / monoYYmicro3.0Y-Y
9.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50SYstereo / monoYYmicro3.0Y--
10.
 
Leica SL2-SYstereo / monoYYfull3.2Y-Y
11.
 
Leica SL2Ystereo / monoYYfull3.1Y-Y
12.
 
Sony A1Ystereo / monoYYfull3.2Y-Y
13.
 
Sony A6400Ystereo / monoY-micro2.0YYY
14.
 
Sony A6000Ystereo / mono--micro2.0YY-
15.
 
Sony A3000Ystereo / mono--mini2.0---
16.
 
Sony NEX-6Ystereo / mono--mini2.0Y--
17.
 
Sony RX1Ystereo / monoY-mini2.0---

It is notable that the GFX 100S has a headphone jack, which is not present on the NEX-7 This port makes it possible to attach external headphones and monitor the quality of sound during the recording process.

Studio photographers will appreciate that the Fujifilm GFX 100S (unlike the NEX-7) features a PC Sync socket, so that professional strobe lights can be controlled by the camera.

The GFX 100S is a recent model that features in the current product line-up of Fujifilm. In contrast, the NEX-7 has been discontinued (but can be found pre-owned on eBay). There has not been a direct replacement model for the NEX-7 from Sony. Further information on the two cameras (e.g. user guides, manuals), as well as related accessories, can be found on the official Fujifilm and Sony websites.

Review summary

So what is the bottom line? Is the Fujifilm GFX 100S better than the Sony NEX-7 or vice versa? Below is a summary of the relative strengths of each of the two contestants.

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Advantages of the Fujifilm GFX 100S:

  • More detail: Offers more megapixels (101.8 vs 24MP) with a 102% higher linear resolution.
  • Maximized detail: Lacks an anti-alias filter to exploit the sensor's full resolution potential.
  • High quality composites: Can combine several shots after pixel-shifting its sensor.
  • 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 1080/60i).
  • Better live-view autofocus: Features on-sensor phase-detection for more confident autofocus.
  • Better sound control: Has a headphone port that enables audio monitoring while recording.
  • More detailed viewfinder: Has higher resolution electronic viewfinder (3690k vs 2359k dots).
  • Larger viewfinder image: Features a viewfinder with a higher magnification (0.77x vs 0.73x).
  • Easier setting verification: Features an LCD display on top to control shooting parameters.
  • 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 921k dots).
  • More flexible LCD: Has a full-flex screen for odd-angle shots in portrait or landscape orientation.
  • 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.
  • Easier travel charging: Can be conveniently charged via its USB port.
  • Better sealing: Is weather sealed to enable shooting in dusty or wet environments.
  • Sharper images: Has hand-shake reducing image stabilization built-in.
  • Faster data transfer: Supports a more advanced USB protocol (3.2 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.
  • Better studio light control: Has a PC Sync socket to connect to professional strobe lights.
  • Greater peace of mind: Features a second card slot as a backup in case of memory card failure.
  • Faster buffer clearing: Supports Ultra High Speed (UHS-II) SDXC cards on both slots.
  • More modern: Reflects 9 years and 5 months of technical progress since the NEX-7 launch.

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Arguments in favor of the Sony Alpha NEX-7:

  • Better moiré control: Has an anti-alias filter to avoid artificial patterns to appear in images.
  • Faster burst: Shoots at higher frequency (10 vs 5 flaps/sec) to capture the decisive moment.
  • More compact: Is smaller (120x67mm vs 150x104mm) and will fit more readily into a bag.
  • Less heavy: Has a lower weight (by 500g or 56 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 (78 percent cheaper at launch).
  • More heavily discounted: Has been around for much longer (launched in August 2011).

If the count of individual advantages (bullet points above) is taken as a guide, the GFX 100S is the clear winner of the match-up (29 : 7 points). However, the relative importance of the various individual camera aspects will vary according to personal preferences and needs, so that you might like to apply corresponding weights to the particular features before making a decision on a new camera. A professional wedding photographer will view the differences between cameras in a way that diverges from the perspective of a travel photog, and a person interested in cityscapes has distinct needs from a macro shooter. Hence, the decision which camera is best and worth buying is often a very personal one.

GFX 100S 29:07 NEX-7

How about other alternatives? Do the specifications of the Fujifilm GFX 100S and the Sony NEX-7 place the cameras among the top in their class? Find out in the latest Best Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera listing whether the two cameras rank among the cream of the crop.

In any case, while the specs-based evaluation of cameras can be instructive in revealing their potential as photographic tools, it says little about, for example, the shooting experience and imaging performance of the GFX 100S and the NEX-7 in practical situations. User reviews that are available, for instance, at amazon can sometimes shed light on these issues, but such feedback is all too often partial, inconsistent, and inaccurate.

Expert reviews

This is why hands-on reviews by experts are important. 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 100S5/5+ +5/590/1005/55/5 Jan 2021 5,999 i
2.
 
Sony NEX-75/5+ +..81/1004.5/55/5 Aug 2011 1,349i
3.
 
Canon R3..o........ Sep 2021 5,999 i
4.
 
Canon R54.5/5+4/591/1004.5/54.5/5 Jul 2020 3,899 i
5.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S II5/5..5/587/100..5/5 Sep 2021 3,999 i
6.
 
Fujifilm X-T45/5+ +5/588/1005/55/5 Feb 2020 1,699 i
7.
 
Fujifilm GFX 1004.5/5+ +4.8/590/1005/54.5/5 May 2019 9,999 i
8.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50R5/5..5/584/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2018 4,499 i
9.
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S....4.5/585/1005/54.5/5 Sep 2016 6,499i
10.
 
Leica SL2-S4/5..4/5..4.5/54.5/5 Dec 2020 4,895 i
11.
 
Leica SL24/5..4.5/5..4.5/54/5 Nov 2019 5,999 i
12.
 
Sony A15/5o4.5/593/1004.5/55/5 Jan 2021 6,499 i
13.
 
Sony A64004/5+4/585/1004.5/54/5 Jan 2019 899 i
14.
 
Sony A60005/5+4.5/580/1004.5/55/5 Feb 2014 599i
15.
 
Sony A30003/5+....4/54/5 Aug 2013 329i
16.
 
Sony NEX-65/5+ +..78/1004.5/54.5/5 Sep 2012 999i
17.
 
Sony RX15/5....79/1004/54.5/5 Sep 2012 2,799i
Notes: (+ +) highly recommended; (+) recommended; (o) reviewed; (..) not available.

Care should be taken when interpreting the review scores above, though. The assessments were made in relation to similar cameras of the same technological generation. 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. It should also be noted that some of the review sites have over time altered the way they render their verdicts.

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    Specifications: Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony NEX-7

    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 100S Sony NEX-7
    Camera Type Mirrorless system camera Mirrorless system camera
    Camera Lens Fujifilm G mount lenses Sony E mount lenses
    Launch Date January 2021 August 2011
    Launch Price USD 5,999 USD 1,349
    Sensor Specs Fujifilm GFX 100S Sony NEX-7
    Sensor Technology BSI-CMOS CMOS
    Sensor Format Medium Format Sensor APS-C Sensor
    Sensor Size 43.8 x 32.9 mm 23.4 x 15.6 mm
    Sensor Area 1441.02 mm2 365.04 mm2
    Sensor Diagonal 54.8 mm 28.1 mm
    Crop Factor 0.79x 1.5x
    Sensor Resolution 101.8 Megapixels 24 Megapixels
    Image Resolution 11648 x 8736 pixels 6000 x 4000 pixels
    Pixel Pitch 3.76 μm 3.90 μm
    Pixel Density 7.06 MP/cm2 6.57 MP/cm2
    Moiré control no AA filter Anti-Alias filter
    Movie Capability 4K/30p Video 1080/60i Video
    ISO Setting 100 - 12,800 ISO 100 - 16,000 ISO
    ISO Boost 50 - 102,400 ISO no Enhancement
    Image Processor X-Processor 4 BIONZ
    DXO Sensor Quality (score) .. 81
    DXO Color Depth (bits) .. 24.1
    DXO Dynamic Range (EV) .. 13.4
    DXO Low Light (ISO) .. 1016
    Screen Specs Fujifilm GFX 100S Sony NEX-7
    Viewfinder Type Electronic viewfinder Electronic viewfinder
    Viewfinder Field of View 100% 100%
    Viewfinder Magnification 0.77x 0.73x
    Viewfinder Resolution 3690k dots 2359k dots
    Top-Level Screen Control Panel no Top Display
    LCD Framing Live View Live View
    Rear LCD Size 3.2inch 3.0inch
    LCD Resolution 2360k dots 921k dots
    LCD Attachment Fully flexible screen Tilting screen
    Touch Input Touchscreen no Touchscreen
    Shooting Specs Fujifilm GFX 100S Sony NEX-7
    Focus System On-Sensor Phase-detect Contrast-detect AF
    Manual Focusing AidFocus PeakingFocus Peaking
    Max Shutter Speed (mechanical) 1/4000s 1/4000s
    Continuous Shooting 5 shutter flaps/s 10 shutter flaps/s
    Electronic Shutterup to 1/16000sno E-Shutter
    Time-Lapse PhotographyIntervalometer built-inno Intervalometer
    Image StabilizationIn-body stabilizationLens stabilization only
    Fill Flash no On-Board Flash Built-in Flash
    Storage Medium SDXC cards MS or SDXC cards
    Second Storage Option Dual card slots Single card slot
    UHS card support Dual UHS-II no
    Connectivity Specs Fujifilm GFX 100S Sony NEX-7
    External Flash Hotshoe Hotshoe
    Studio Flash PC Sync socket no PC Sync
    USB Connector USB 3.2 USB 2.0
    HDMI Port micro HDMI mini HDMI
    Microphone Port External MIC port External MIC port
    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 100S Sony NEX-7
    Environmental SealingWeathersealed bodynot weather sealed
    Battery Type NP-W235 NP-FW50
    Battery Life (CIPA)460 shots per charge430 shots per charge
    In-Camera Charging USB charging no USB charging
    Body Dimensions 150 x 104 x 87 mm
    (5.9 x 4.1 x 3.4 in)
    120 x 67 x 43 mm
    (4.7 x 2.6 x 1.7 in)
    Camera Weight 900 g (31.7 oz) 400 g (14.1 oz)
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