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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom

Portability
52
Imaging
93
Features
86
Overall
90
Fujifilm GFX 100 front
 
Leica M-Monochrom front
Portability
78
Imaging
65
Features
23
Overall
48

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 100
(Full Review)
  • 102MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Raise to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 1320g - 156 x 144 x 75mm
  • Announced May 2019
Leica M-Monochrom
(Full Review)
  • 18MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Display
  • ISO 160 - 10000
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 600g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Launched May 2012
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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom Overview

Its time to look much closer at the Fujifilm GFX 100 versus Leica M-Monochrom, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Leica. There exists a sizeable gap between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 100 (102MP) and M-Monochrom (18MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 100 (Medium format) and M-Monochrom (Full frame) possess totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm GFX 100 was announced 7 years after the M-Monochrom which is quite a large gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of these cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm GFX 100 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Leica M-Monochrom being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going in to a step-by-step comparison, below is a quick summation of how the Fujifilm GFX 100 scores vs the M-Monochrom in regards to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 100 over the Leica M-Monochrom

 Fujifilm GFX 100 M-Monochrom 
LaunchedMay 2019May 2012Newer by 86 months
Display typeTiltingFixed Tilting display
Display dimension3.2"2.5"Larger display (+0.7")
Display resolution2360k230kSharper display (+2130k dot)
Touch display Easily navigate

Reasons to pick Leica M-Monochrom over the Fujifilm GFX 100

 M-Monochrom Fujifilm GFX 100 

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Leica M-Monochrom

 Fujifilm GFX 100 M-Monochrom 
Manual focus More accurate focus
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom Physical Comparison

In case you're looking to travel with your camera often, you have to think about its weight and measurements. The Fujifilm GFX 100 enjoys external dimensions of 156mm x 144mm x 75mm (6.1" x 5.7" x 3.0") having a weight of 1320 grams (2.91 lbs) whilst the Leica M-Monochrom has proportions of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") and a weight of 600 grams (1.32 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will vary depending on the lens you have attached at that time. Here is the front view dimensions comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and the M-Monochrom.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and M-Monochrom is 52 and 78 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom Sensor Comparison

Normally, it can be hard to see the gap between sensor dimensions only by checking specifications. The pic underneath will give you a better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm GFX 100 and M-Monochrom.

To sum up, the two cameras have got different megapixel count and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm GFX 100 with its larger sensor will make achieving shallow depth of field simpler and the Fujifilm GFX 100 will resolve more detail with its extra 84MP. Greater resolution will make it easier to crop photos much more aggressively. The newer Fujifilm GFX 100 is going to have an edge with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm GFX 100
Portrait photography with Leica M-Monochrom
95
has manual focus
MP count excellent (102 megapixels)
large sensor size (Medium format)
comes with face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
71
focusing manually
good resolution (18MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
doesn't have liveview
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Street photography features
Leica M-Monochrom Street photography features
72
screen tilts up and down
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
large sensor size (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
has touch to focus
environment proof
more heavy than average in class (1,320 grams)
65
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
no moving screen
no image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Sports photography features
Leica M-Monochrom Sports photography features
90
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (102 megapixels)
large sensor size (Medium format)
comes with tracking focus
environment proof
good battery pack (800 CIPA)
has phase detect AF
slow fps (5.0 fps)
45
good resolution (18MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
doesn't have liveview
max frames per second very slow (2.0 frames per second)
lack of shutter priority mode
no image stabilization
low battery power (350 per charge)
lacks phase detect auto focus
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm GFX 100
Travel photography with Leica M-Monochrom
67
good battery pack (800 shots)
environment proof
supports bluetooth
has touch to focus
MP count excellent (102MP)
more heavy than average in class (1,320 grams)
screen is not selfie friendly
54
good resolution (18MP)
missing Timelapse recording
low battery power (350 shots)
doesn't offer selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm GFX 100
Landscape photography with Leica M-Monochrom
92
has manual focus
change lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
nice screen size (3.2 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count excellent (102MP)
large sensor size (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
environment proof
good battery pack (800 CIPA)
has dual storage slots
58
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica M mount)
good resolution (18MP)
great sensor size (Full frame)
exports RAW files
screen is somewhat small (2.5 inches)
doesn't have liveview
no image stabilization
low battery power (350 shots)
missing Timelapse recording
Photography Glossary

Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Vlogging information
Leica M-Monochrom Vlogging information
33
screen is touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detect focusing
good video quality (4096 x 2160 pixels)
has microphone jack
screen is not selfie friendly
more heavy than average in class (1,320 grams)
9
can't record video
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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M-Monochrom Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 100 and Leica M-Monochrom
 Fujifilm GFX 100Leica M-Monochrom
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm GFX 100 Leica M-Monochrom
Category Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Announced 2019-05-23 2012-05-10
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Processor Chip X-Processor 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size Medium format Full frame
Sensor measurements 44 x 33mm 36 x 24mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 864.0mm²
Sensor resolution 102 megapixels 18 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Maximum resolution 11648 x 8736 5212 x 3472
Maximum native ISO 12800 10000
Maximum boosted ISO 102400 -
Minimum native ISO 100 160
RAW pictures
Minimum boosted ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Selective autofocus
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 425 -
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm G Leica M
Total lenses 12 59
Focal length multiplier 0.8 1
Screen
Type of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display size 3.2 inches 2.5 inches
Display resolution 2,360k dots 230k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Display tech - TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder resolution 5,760k dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 1.09x 0.68x
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 32s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shooting rate 5.0 frames/s 2.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Inbuilt flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes no built-in flash Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Highest flash synchronize 1/125s 1/180s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM -
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 None
Video format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 -
Microphone port
Headphone port
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 1320 gr (2.91 lb) 600 gr (1.32 lb)
Dimensions 156 x 144 x 75mm (6.1" x 5.7" x 3.0") 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5")
DXO scores
DXO All around score not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth score not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range score not tested not tested
DXO Low light score not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 800 photos 350 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-T125 -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC card
Card slots Two One
Retail pricing $10,000 $7,950