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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom

Portability
55
Imaging
95
Features
85
Overall
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Fujifilm GFX 100S front
 
Leica M-Monochrom front
Portability
78
Imaging
65
Features
23
Overall
48

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 100S
(Full Review)
  • 102MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Expand to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 900g - 150 x 104 x 87mm
  • Introduced January 2021
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
  • Announced May 2012
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom Overview

Following is a in depth overview of the Fujifilm GFX 100S versus Leica M-Monochrom, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Leica. There is a considerable difference between the resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 100S (102MP) and M-Monochrom (18MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 100S (Medium format) and M-Monochrom (Full frame) use totally different sensor sizes.

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The Fujifilm GFX 100S was released 8 years after the M-Monochrom which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm GFX 100S being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Leica M-Monochrom being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before diving straight into a thorough comparison, below is a short introduction of how the Fujifilm GFX 100S grades against the M-Monochrom in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall score.

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

 Fujifilm GFX 100S M-Monochrom 
AnnouncedJanuary 2021May 2012More modern by 107 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 100S

 M-Monochrom Fujifilm GFX 100S 

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

 Fujifilm GFX 100S M-Monochrom 
Manual focus Very precise focusing
Selfie screen Neither features selfie screen

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom Physical Comparison

For those who are aiming to carry around your camera often, you will need to factor its weight and size. The Fujifilm GFX 100S enjoys outside dimensions of 150mm x 104mm x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") having a weight of 900 grams (1.98 lbs) while the Leica M-Monochrom has specifications of 139mm x 80mm x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5") along with a weight of 600 grams (1.32 lbs).

Examine the Fujifilm GFX 100S versus Leica M-Monochrom in our completely new Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will differ based on the lens you are utilising at that moment. Following is the front view dimension comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 100S versus the M-Monochrom.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom size comparison

Taking into consideration size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm GFX 100S and M-Monochrom is 55 and 78 respectively.

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

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it is tough to visualise the contrast between sensor sizes just by checking technical specs. The pic below should provide you a far better sense of the sensor dimensions in the Fujifilm GFX 100S and M-Monochrom.

As you can tell, the two cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor sizes. The Fujifilm GFX 100S due to its larger sensor will make achieving bokeh less difficult and the Fujifilm GFX 100S will resolve extra detail as a result of its extra 84 Megapixels. Greater resolution will help you crop images much more aggressively. The more modern Fujifilm GFX 100S will have a benefit with regard to sensor technology.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom Screen and ViewFinder

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

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Portrait photography features
Leica M-Monochrom Portrait photography features
97
focusing manually
great resolution (102 megapixels)
great sensor size (Medium format)
supports face detection focusing
saves RAW files
71
has manual focus
decent MP (18 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
no liveview feature
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Street photography factors
Leica M-Monochrom Street photography factors
74
has a tilting screen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW files
comes with touch focus
environment sealing
more heavy than competition (900g)
65
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
screen does not articulate
lack of image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Sports photography with Fujifilm GFX 100S
Sports photography with Leica M-Monochrom
91
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great resolution (102MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
supports tracking autofocus
environment sealing
comes with phase detect AF
slow continuous shooting (5.0 frames per second)
45
decent MP (18MP)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
no liveview feature
max frames per second very slow (2.0 frames per second)
no shutter priority mode
lack of image stabilization
bad battery life (350 CIPA)
doesn't have phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Travel photography factors
Leica M-Monochrom Travel photography factors
67
environment sealing
has bluetooth
comes with touch focus
great resolution (102 megapixels)
more heavy than competition (900 grams)
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
54
decent MP (18MP)
no Timelapse mode
bad battery life (350 CIPA)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Landscape photography with Fujifilm GFX 100S
Landscape photography with Leica M-Monochrom
93
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great resolution (102MP)
great sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW files
environment sealing
two card slots
58
has manual focus
swap lenses (Leica M mount)
decent MP (18 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
delivers RAW formats
screen is small (2.5 inches)
no liveview feature
lack of image stabilization
bad battery life (350 shots)
no Timelapse mode
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Vlogging advice
Leica M-Monochrom Vlogging advice
34
touchscreen capability
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
supports face detection focusing
great video quality (4096 x 2160 pixels)
does have external microphone socket
doesn't have a selfie friendly display
more heavy than competition (900g)
9
no video shooting
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Leica M-Monochrom Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 100S and Leica M-Monochrom
 Fujifilm GFX 100SLeica M-Monochrom
General Information
Company FujiFilm Leica
Model type Fujifilm GFX 100S Leica M-Monochrom
Type Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Introduced 2021-01-27 2012-05-10
Physical type SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
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 megapixel 18 megapixel
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2
Max resolution 11648 x 8736 5212 x 3472
Max native ISO 12800 10000
Max enhanced ISO 102400 -
Min native ISO 100 160
RAW pictures
Min enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 425 -
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm G Leica M
Amount of lenses 13 59
Focal length multiplier 0.8 1
Screen
Screen type Tilting Fixed Type
Screen sizing 3.2 inch 2.5 inch
Resolution of screen 2,360 thousand dots 230 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Screen tech - TFT color LCD with a sapphire glass LCD cover
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Optical (rangefinder)
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dots -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x 0.68x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 30 secs 32 secs
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000 secs 1/4000 secs
Fastest silent shutter speed 1/16000 secs -
Continuous shutter rate 5.0 frames per sec 2.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash Front Curtain, Rear Curtain, Slow sync
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/125 secs 1/180 secs
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 PCM4096 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM4096 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 400 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM -
Max 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 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 900g (1.98 lb) 600g (1.32 lb)
Dimensions 150 x 104 x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") 139 x 80 x 37mm (5.5" x 3.1" x 1.5")
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 460 photos 350 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-W235 -
Self timer Yes Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage type Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC card
Card slots Dual Single
Launch pricing $5,999 $7,950