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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV

Portability
52
Imaging
96
Features
86
Overall
92
Fujifilm GFX 100 front
 
Sony Alpha A7 IV front
Portability
61
Imaging
83
Features
92
Overall
86

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 100
(Full Review)
  • 102MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 1320g - 156 x 144 x 75mm
  • Launched May 2019
Sony A7 IV
(Full Review)
  • 33MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Increase to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 699g - 129 x 97 x 81mm
  • Released October 2021
  • Older Model is Sony A7 III
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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV Overview

Let's look a bit more closely at the Fujifilm GFX 100 versus Sony A7 IV, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by companies FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a significant gap between the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 100 (102MP) and A7 IV (33MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 100 (Medium format) and A7 IV (Full frame) posses totally different sensor dimensions.

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The Fujifilm GFX 100 was brought out 3 years earlier than the A7 IV and that is quite a sizable gap as far as technology is concerned. Both of the cameras have the same body design (SLR-style mirrorless).

Before we go right into a comprehensive comparison, here is a brief summary of how the Fujifilm GFX 100 scores versus the A7 IV with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 100 over the Sony A7 IV

 Fujifilm GFX 100 A7 IV 
Screen dimensions3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2360k1440kClearer screen (+920k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony A7 IV over the Fujifilm GFX 100

 A7 IV Fujifilm GFX 100 
ReleasedOctober 2021May 2019Fresher by 29 months
Screen typeFully articulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Take selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 100 and Sony A7 IV

 Fujifilm GFX 100 A7 IV 
Manual focus More precise focusing
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV Physical Comparison

For anybody who is looking to carry your camera regularly, you'll have to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm GFX 100 offers outside dimensions 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 Sony A7 IV has measurements of 129mm x 97mm x 81mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.2") with a weight of 699 grams (1.54 lbs).

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Remember, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will change based on the lens you have chosen at the time. Following is a front view over all size comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 100 vs the A7 IV.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV size comparison

Factoring in dimensions and weight, the portability score of the Fujifilm GFX 100 and A7 IV is 52 and 61 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV Sensor Comparison

Quite often, it is tough to visualise the gap between sensor sizing just by looking at specifications. The visual underneath may give you a much better sense of the sensor sizes in the Fujifilm GFX 100 and A7 IV.

Plainly, both of the cameras provide different resolutions and different sensor sizing. The Fujifilm GFX 100 featuring a bigger sensor will make shooting shallower depth of field easier and the Fujifilm GFX 100 will give more detail having its extra 69MP. Higher resolution will enable you to crop photographs more aggressively. The older Fujifilm GFX 100 is going to be behind in sensor innovation.

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Portrait photography with Fujifilm GFX 100
Portrait photography with Sony A7 IV
97
focusing manually
amazing sensor resolution (102MP)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
supports face detect focus
supports RAW formats
83
focusing manually
MP count great (33 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
features face detection focusing
delivers RAW formats
does not have liveview
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 as a Street photography camera
Sony A7 IV as a Street photography camera
73
has a tilting screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
comes with touch focus
weather proof
heavier than competition in class (1,320g)
79
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
big sensor size (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
has focus by touch
weather proofing
good ISO range (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm GFX 100
Sports photography with Sony A7 IV
92
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
amazing sensor resolution (102 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
supports tracking focus
weather proof
good battery pack (800 shots)
comes with phase detect auto focus
painfully slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
85
great max shutter speed (1/8,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count great (33MP)
big sensor size (Full frame)
features tracking autofocus
weather proofing
better than average battery life (600 per charge)
has phase detect AF
does not have liveview
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Travel Comparison

Travel photography with Fujifilm GFX 100
Travel photography with Sony A7 IV
68
good battery pack (800 CIPA)
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
comes with touch focus
amazing sensor resolution (102MP)
heavier than competition in class (1,320g)
screen is not selfie friendly
81
better than average battery life (600 shots)
weather proofing
supports bluetooth
has focus by touch
MP count great (33MP)
selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Landscape photography advice
Sony A7 IV Landscape photography advice
93
focusing manually
swap lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
decent sized screen (3.2")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
amazing sensor resolution (102MP)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
good battery pack (800 CIPA)
two card slots
85
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
MP count great (33 megapixels)
big sensor size (Full frame)
good ISO range (51,200)
delivers RAW formats
weather proofing
better than average battery life (600 CIPA)
has dual storage slots
does not have liveview
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100 Vlogging information
Sony A7 IV Vlogging information
34
touch screen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
supports face detect focus
video resolution high (4096 x 2160 resolution)
does have mic socket
screen is not selfie friendly
heavier than competition in class (1,320 grams)
81
selfie friendly display
has touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
features face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 2160 pxls)
has external mic jack
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Fujifilm GFX 100 vs Sony A7 IV Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 100 and Sony A7 IV
 Fujifilm GFX 100Sony Alpha A7 IV
General Information
Company FujiFilm Sony
Model type Fujifilm GFX 100 Sony Alpha A7 IV
Type Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2019-05-23 2021-10-21
Body design SLR-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip X-Processor 4 -
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Full frame
Sensor dimensions 44 x 33mm 35.8 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 852.0mm²
Sensor resolution 102 megapixels 33 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Highest Possible resolution 11648 x 8736 7008 x 4672
Maximum native ISO 12800 51200
Maximum enhanced ISO 102400 204800
Minimum native ISO 100 100
RAW format
Minimum enhanced ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch focus
Autofocus continuous
Single autofocus
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect autofocus
Contract detect autofocus
Phase detect autofocus
Total focus points 425 759
Lens
Lens mount type Fujifilm G Sony E
Amount of lenses 12 172
Crop factor 0.8 1
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fully articulated
Display sizing 3.2 inches 3 inches
Display resolution 2,360k dot 1,440k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch screen
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 5,760k dot 3,690k dot
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 1.09x 0.78x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 seconds 30 seconds
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/8000 seconds
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter speed 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes no built-in flash no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash sync 1/125 seconds 1/200 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Video resolutions 4096 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM 3843840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC HS, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 600 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 500 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 300 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 250 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 240 Mbps, XAVC S-I, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p /
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 3840x2160
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, XAVC S, XAVC HS, XAVC S-I, H.264, H.265
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) Yes (USB PD supported)
GPS None None
Physical
Environment seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 1320g (2.91 lb) 699g (1.54 lb)
Physical dimensions 156 x 144 x 75mm (6.1" x 5.7" x 3.0") 129 x 97 x 81mm (5.1" x 3.8" x 3.2")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested not tested
DXO Color Depth rating not tested not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested not tested
DXO Low light rating not tested not tested
Other
Battery life 800 photographs 600 photographs
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-T125 NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 10 sec; continuous (3 or 5 exposures))
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) Dual SD/CFexpress Type A slots
Storage slots 2 2
Retail price $10,000 $2,500