Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S

Portability
55
Imaging
70
Features
74
Overall
71
Canon EOS 5D Mark III front
 
Fujifilm GFX 50S front
Portability
59
Imaging
86
Features
80
Overall
83

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Key Specs

Canon 5D MIII
(Full Review)
  • 22MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 25600 (Bump to 102400)
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Canon EF Mount
  • 950g - 152 x 116 x 76mm
  • Released May 2012
  • Superseded the Canon 5D MII
  • Refreshed by Canon 5D MIV
Fujifilm GFX 50S
(Full Review)
  • 51MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 740g - 148 x 94 x 91mm
  • Released January 2017
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Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Overview

Below, we are matching up the Canon 5D MIII and Fujifilm GFX 50S, one is a Advanced DSLR and the other is a Pro Mirrorless by companies Canon and FujiFilm. There is a sizeable difference among the resolutions of the 5D MIII (22MP) and Fujifilm GFX 50S (51MP) and the 5D MIII (Full frame) and Fujifilm GFX 50S (Medium format) enjoy different sensor sizing.

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The 5D MIII was launched 5 years prior to the Fujifilm GFX 50S which is a fairly large gap as far as camera tech is concerned. The two cameras come with different body type with the Canon 5D MIII being a Mid-size SLR camera and the Fujifilm GFX 50S being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a quick synopsis of how the 5D MIII scores vs the Fujifilm GFX 50S when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Canon 5D MIII over the Fujifilm GFX 50S

 5D MIII Fujifilm GFX 50S 

Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 50S over the Canon 5D MIII

 Fujifilm GFX 50S 5D MIII 
ReleasedJanuary 2017May 2012Newer by 56 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display resolution2360k1040kClearer display (+1320k dot)
Touch friendly display Easily navigate

Common features in the Canon 5D MIII and Fujifilm GFX 50S

 5D MIII Fujifilm GFX 50S 
Manual focus Dial accurate focusing
Display dimension3.2"3.2"Identical display measurement
Selfie screen Neither provides selfie screen

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Physical Comparison

In case you're planning to travel with your camera, you'll have to think about its weight and volume. The Canon 5D MIII provides external dimensions of 152mm x 116mm x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0") and a weight of 950 grams (2.09 lbs) and the Fujifilm GFX 50S has sizing of 148mm x 94mm x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6") and a weight of 740 grams (1.63 lbs).

Contrast the Canon 5D MIII and Fujifilm GFX 50S in the all new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you are utilising at the time. The following is the front view size comparison of the 5D MIII compared to the Fujifilm GFX 50S.

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability score of the 5D MIII and Fujifilm GFX 50S is 55 and 59 respectively.

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S top view buttons comparison

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Sensor Comparison

Generally, its hard to visualize the difference in sensor dimensions merely by researching a spec sheet. The picture below will help offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the 5D MIII and Fujifilm GFX 50S.

As you can see, each of the cameras have got different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The 5D MIII due to its smaller sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF trickier and the Fujifilm GFX 50S will result in greater detail utilizing its extra 29 Megapixels. Greater resolution will allow you to crop pics much more aggressively. The more aged 5D MIII will be behind when it comes to sensor tech.

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S sensor size comparison

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Screen and ViewFinder

Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Canon 5D MIII Portrait photography factors
Fujifilm GFX 50S Portrait photography factors
82
has manual focus
megapixel count good (22MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers face detect focusing
exports RAW files
91
has manual focus
high megapixels (51 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
offers face detect focus
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Canon 5D MIII Street photography highlights
Fujifilm GFX 50S Street photography highlights
58
sensor size is great (Full frame)
exports RAW files
environment proofing
good high ISO (25,600)
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
more heavy than competition (950g)
73
screen tilts up and down
sensor size is large (Medium format)
delivers RAW files
offers touch to focus
weather sealing
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Canon 5D MIII Sports photography highlights
Fujifilm GFX 50S Sports photography highlights
72
great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
megapixel count good (22 megapixels)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
offers tracking focus
environment proofing
has phase detect AF
continuous shooting slow (6.0 fps)
no image stabilization
74
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
high megapixels (51 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
offers tracking focus
weather sealing
max frames per second low (3.0 fps)
does not have image stabilization
does not have phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Canon 5D MIII Travel photography info
Fujifilm GFX 50S Travel photography info
52
environment proofing
megapixel count good (22MP)
doesn't have Timelapse recording
more heavy than competition (950 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
70
weather sealing
offers touch to focus
high megapixels (51 megapixels)
does not posses selfie friendly screen
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Landscape Comparison

Canon 5D MIII Landscape photography factors
Fujifilm GFX 50S Landscape photography factors
74
has manual focus
switch lenses (Canon EF mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inch)
megapixel count good (22MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
good high ISO (25,600)
exports RAW files
environment proofing
has dual storage slots
no image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse recording
84
has manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
high megapixels (51MP)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
delivers RAW files
weather sealing
two card slots
does not have image stabilization
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Vlogging Comparison

Canon 5D MIII Vlogging information
Fujifilm GFX 50S Vlogging information
28
offers face detect focusing
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has microphone jack
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
more heavy than competition (950 grams)
33
touch screen
offers face detect focus
video res high (1920 x 1080 pxls)
includes mic socket
does not posses selfie friendly screen
does not have image stabilization
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Canon 5D MIII vs Fujifilm GFX 50S Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Canon 5D MIII and Fujifilm GFX 50S
 Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIFujifilm GFX 50S
General Information
Brand Name Canon FujiFilm
Model Canon EOS 5D Mark III Fujifilm GFX 50S
Category Advanced DSLR Pro Mirrorless
Released 2012-05-22 2017-01-18
Physical type Mid-size SLR SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip Digic 5+ X Processor Pro
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Full frame Medium format
Sensor dimensions 36 x 24mm 44 x 33mm
Sensor surface area 864.0mm² 1,452.0mm²
Sensor resolution 22 megapixels 51 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 1:1, 5:4, 4:3 and 3:2
Peak resolution 5760 x 3840 8256 x 6192
Highest native ISO 25600 12800
Highest enhanced ISO 102400 102400
Min native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Min enhanced ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detection focus
Contract detection focus
Phase detection focus
Number of focus points 61 117
Cross focus points 41 -
Lens
Lens mount Canon EF Fujifilm G
Total lenses 250 12
Crop factor 1 0.8
Screen
Screen type Fixed Type Tilting
Screen sizing 3.2" 3.2"
Resolution of screen 1,040k dots 2,360k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch functionality
Screen technology Clear View II TFT LCD -
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism) Electronic
Viewfinder resolution - 3,690k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.71x 1.07x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 360s
Fastest shutter speed 1/8000s 1/4000s
Fastest silent shutter speed - 1/16000s
Continuous shutter rate 6.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, off
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/200s 1/125s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps), 640 x 480 (25, 30 fps) 1920 x 1080 (30p, 25p, 24p, 23.98p)
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Mic port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Optional Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
GPS Optional None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 950g (2.09 pounds) 740g (1.63 pounds)
Dimensions 152 x 116 x 76mm (6.0" x 4.6" x 3.0") 148 x 94 x 91mm (5.8" x 3.7" x 3.6")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score 81 not tested
DXO Color Depth score 24.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range score 11.7 not tested
DXO Low light score 2293 not tested
Other
Battery life 950 pictures 400 pictures
Battery type Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model LP-E6 NP-T125
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Compact Flash Type I (UDMA compatible), SD/SDHC/SDXC SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots, UHS-II supported)
Card slots Dual Dual
Launch pricing $2,780 $5,499