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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8

Portability
52
Imaging
95
Features
86
Overall
91
Fujifilm GFX 100 front
 
Leica M8 front
Portability
79
Imaging
51
Features
31
Overall
43

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 100
(Full Review)
  • 102MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Bump to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 1320g - 156 x 144 x 75mm
  • Revealed May 2019
Leica M8
(Full Review)
  • 10MP - APS-H Sensor
  • 2.5" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 160 - 2500
  • No Anti-Alias Filter
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • No Video
  • Leica M Mount
  • 591g - 139 x 80 x 37mm
  • Revealed July 2007
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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 Overview

Following is a in depth analysis of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Leica M8, both Pro Mirrorless cameras by rivals FujiFilm and Leica. There is a sizable difference among the resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 100 (102MP) and M8 (10MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 100 (Medium format) and M8 (APS-H) posses totally different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm GFX 100 was brought out 11 years after the M8 which is a fairly significant difference as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature different body design with the Fujifilm GFX 100 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Leica M8 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before we go straight to a more detailed comparison, here is a short summation of how the Fujifilm GFX 100 grades vs the M8 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 100 over the Leica M8

 Fujifilm GFX 100 M8 
RevealedMay 2019July 2007More modern by 144 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen size3.2"2.5"Bigger screen (+0.7")
Screen resolution2360k230kClearer screen (+2130k dot)
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Leica M8 over the Fujifilm GFX 100

 M8 Fujifilm GFX 100 

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Leica M8

 Fujifilm GFX 100 M8 
Manual focus More exact focusing
Selfie screen Neither offers selfie screen

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 Physical Comparison

For those who are intending to carry around your camera often, you will want to factor in its weight and size. The Fujifilm GFX 100 offers physical measurements of 156mm x 144mm x 75mm (6.1" x 5.7" x 3.0") with a weight of 1320 grams (2.91 lbs) while the Leica M8 has specifications of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") accompanied by a weight of 591 grams (1.30 lbs).

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Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will differ dependant on the lens you select at that moment. The following is a front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 100 versus the M8.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and M8 is 52 and 79 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is difficult to visualise the difference in sensor sizes merely by seeing specs. The pic here will help provide you a much better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm GFX 100 and M8.

As you can plainly see, the two cameras feature different resolutions and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm GFX 100 featuring a bigger sensor will make getting shallow DOF easier and the Fujifilm GFX 100 will produce more detail having its extra 92MP. Higher resolution will also enable you to crop photographs way more aggressively. The younger Fujifilm GFX 100 will have an advantage in sensor technology.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Portrait photography highlights
Leica M8 Portrait photography highlights
97
you can focus manually
great sensor resolution (102MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
has face detect focus
exports RAW formats
54
focusing manually
sensor size is decent (APS-H)
delivers RAW files
no liveview
low resolution (10 megapixels)
400 Megapixel mode coming to Fujifilm GFX 100

Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Street photography details
Leica M8 Street photography details
73
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Medium format)
exports RAW formats
provides touch focus
weather proof
more heavy than others in class (1,320 grams)
62
sensor size is decent (APS-H)
delivers RAW files
fixed screen
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 as a Sports photography camera
Leica M8 as a Sports photography camera
91
silent shooting (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor resolution (102MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
has tracking focus
weather proof
better than average battery power (800 CIPA)
comes with phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
44
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000 seconds)
sensor size is decent (APS-H)
great battery life (550 per charge)
no liveview
lack of shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Travel photography details
Leica M8 Travel photography details
68
better than average battery power (800 shots)
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
provides touch focus
great sensor resolution (102MP)
more heavy than others in class (1,320g)
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
51
great battery life (550 shots)
does not have Timelapse mode
low resolution (10MP)
display isn't selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Landscape photography info
Leica M8 Landscape photography info
93
you can focus manually
change lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor resolution (102MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
exports RAW formats
weather proof
better than average battery power (800 CIPA)
two card slots
55
focusing manually
switch lenses (Leica M mount)
sensor size is decent (APS-H)
doesnt have low pass filter
delivers RAW files
great battery life (550 shots)
screen is somewhat small (2.5")
no liveview
lack of image stabilization
low resolution (10 megapixels)
does not have Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Vlogging information
Leica M8 Vlogging information
34
has touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
has face detect focus
high quality video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
does have microphone socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly screen
more heavy than others in class (1,320g)
9
no video shooting
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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Leica M8 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 100 and Leica M8
 Fujifilm GFX 100Leica M8
General Information
Brand FujiFilm Leica
Model Fujifilm GFX 100 Leica M8
Type Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2019-05-23 2007-07-31
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by X-Processor 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS CCD
Sensor size Medium format APS-H
Sensor measurements 44 x 33mm 27 x 18mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 486.0mm²
Sensor resolution 102 megapixel 10 megapixel
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Peak resolution 11648 x 8736 3936 x 2630
Highest native ISO 12800 2500
Highest enhanced ISO 102400 -
Min native ISO 100 160
RAW support
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Autofocus touch
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Number of focus points 425 -
Lens
Lens mount Fujifilm G Leica M
Number of lenses 12 59
Crop factor 0.8 1.3
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fixed Type
Display diagonal 3.2" 2.5"
Resolution of display 2,360k dot 230k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder resolution 5,760k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 1.09x -
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30s 8s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames per sec -
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash settings no built-in flash Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
Hot shoe
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/125s 1/250s
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM -
Highest video resolution 4096x2160 None
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 -
Microphone jack
Headphone jack
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
Environment seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 1320 grams (2.91 pounds) 591 grams (1.30 pounds)
Physical 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 Overall score not tested 59
DXO Color Depth score not tested 21.1
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 11.3
DXO Low light score not tested 663
Other
Battery life 800 shots 550 shots
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-T125 -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse recording
Storage media Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC card
Storage slots Two One
Price at release $10,000 $4,400