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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1

Portability
55
Imaging
95
Features
85
Overall
91
Fujifilm GFX 100S front
 
Sony ZV-E1 front
Portability
80
Imaging
67
Features
89
Overall
75

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 100S
(Full Review)
  • 102MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 102400)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 4096 x 2160 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 900g - 150 x 104 x 87mm
  • Launched January 2021
Sony ZV-E1
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 80 - 102400 (Bump to 409600)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 3840 x 1920 video
  • Sony E Mount
  • 483g - 121 x 72 x 54mm
  • Revealed March 2023
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 Overview

Its time to look a bit more in depth at the Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1, both Pro Mirrorless cameras by manufacturers FujiFilm and Sony. There exists a noticeable gap among the sensor resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 100S (102MP) and ZV-E1 (12MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 100S (Medium format) and ZV-E1 (Full frame) enjoy different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm GFX 100S was revealed 3 years prior to the ZV-E1 which is a fairly sizable difference as far as camera technology is concerned. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm GFX 100S being a SLR-style mirrorless camera and the Sony ZV-E1 being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera.

Before going in to a comprehensive comparison, below is a brief introduction of how the Fujifilm GFX 100S scores against the ZV-E1 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 100S over the Sony ZV-E1

 Fujifilm GFX 100S ZV-E1 
Screen dimension3.2"3.00"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2360k1037kClearer screen (+1323k dot)

Reasons to pick Sony ZV-E1 over the Fujifilm GFX 100S

 ZV-E1 Fujifilm GFX 100S 
RevealedMarch 2023January 2021Newer by 26 months
Screen typeFully ArticulatedTiltingFully Articulating screen
Selfie screen Easy selfies

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 100S and Sony ZV-E1

 Fujifilm GFX 100S ZV-E1 
Manually focus More accurate focus
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 Physical Comparison

For anyone who is going to travel with your camera regularly, you will want to take into account its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm GFX 100S comes with external measurements of 150mm x 104mm x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") accompanied by a weight of 900 grams (1.98 lbs) while the Sony ZV-E1 has measurements of 121mm x 72mm x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1") with a weight of 483 grams (1.06 lbs).

Contrast the Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 in our completely new Camera & Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Keep in mind, the weight of an ILC will change depending on the lens you choose at the time. The following is the front view physical size comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 100S against the ZV-E1.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 size comparison

Taking into consideration dimensions and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm GFX 100S and ZV-E1 is 55 and 80 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 Sensor Comparison

Typically, it is very difficult to imagine the difference in sensor dimensions just by viewing a spec sheet. The pic underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm GFX 100S and ZV-E1.

As you can see, both of the cameras have got different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm GFX 100S using its bigger sensor is going to make getting shallow depth of field less difficult and the Fujifilm GFX 100S will provide you with more detail because of its extra 90 Megapixels. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots much more aggressively. The more aged Fujifilm GFX 100S will be behind in sensor technology.

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S as a Portrait photography camera
Sony ZV-E1 as a Portrait photography camera
97
you can focus manually
fantastic megapixels (102MP)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
comes with face detection focusing
saves RAW files
72
focusing manually
sensor size is large (Full frame)
offers face detection focusing
exports RAW files
megapixel count low (12MP)
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Street photography advice
Sony ZV-E1 Street photography advice
74
screen tilts up and down
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
saves RAW files
features touch to focus
weather proof
heavier than average (900g)
84
fully articulated screen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
exports RAW files
has touch to focus
environment sealing
lighter than competition in class (483g)
good ISO range (102,400)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Sports photography info
Sony ZV-E1 Sports photography info
91
quiet shutter (1/16,000 seconds)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic megapixels (102MP)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
comes with tracking autofocus
weather proof
supports phase detect AF
low frames per second (5.0 frames per second)
72
quiet shutter (1/8,000 seconds)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
offers tracking autofocus
environment sealing
good battery power (570 shots)
has phase detect AF
low max shutter speed (1/ seconds)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Travel photography advice
Sony ZV-E1 Travel photography advice
67
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
features touch to focus
fantastic megapixels (102MP)
heavier than average (900 grams)
display isn't selfie friendly
79
good battery power (570 CIPA)
lighter than competition in class (483 grams)
environment sealing
connects via bluetooth
has touch to focus
selfie friendly screen
megapixel count low (12MP)
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Landscape photography details
Sony ZV-E1 Landscape photography details
93
you can focus manually
switch lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
good sized screen (3.2 inch)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
fantastic megapixels (102 megapixels)
sensor size is large (Medium format)
saves RAW files
weather proof
2 card slots
79
focusing manually
switch lenses (Sony E mount)
screen size is good (3.00 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is large (Full frame)
good ISO range (102,400)
exports RAW files
environment sealing
good battery power (570 CIPA)
megapixel count low (12 megapixels)
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 100S Vlogging highlights
Sony ZV-E1 Vlogging highlights
34
screen is touchscreen
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
comes with face detection focusing
high res video (4096 x 2160 pxls)
comes with external mic support
display isn't selfie friendly
heavier than average (900g)
85
selfie friendly screen
has touchscreen
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detection focusing
video res high (3840 x 1920 pixels)
has external mic jack
lighter than competition in class (483g)
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Fujifilm GFX 100S vs Sony ZV-E1 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 100S and Sony ZV-E1
 Fujifilm GFX 100SSony ZV-E1
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Sony
Model Fujifilm GFX 100S Sony ZV-E1
Class Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Launched 2021-01-27 2023-03-29
Body design SLR-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type BSI-CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Full frame
Sensor dimensions 44 x 33mm 35.6 x 23.8mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 847.3mm²
Sensor resolution 102 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9 3:2 and 16:9
Maximum resolution 11648 x 8736 4240 x 2832
Maximum native ISO 12800 102400
Maximum boosted ISO 102400 409600
Minimum native ISO 100 80
RAW photos
Minimum boosted ISO 50 40
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch to focus
AF continuous
AF single
AF tracking
Selective AF
AF center weighted
Multi area AF
AF live view
Face detect focusing
Contract detect focusing
Phase detect focusing
Number of focus points 425 759
Lens
Lens mount Fujifilm G Sony E
Number of lenses 13 195
Focal length multiplier 0.8 1
Screen
Range of display Tilting Fully Articulated
Display diagonal 3.2 inches 3.00 inches
Resolution of display 2,360 thousand dot 1,037 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch operation
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic None
Viewfinder resolution 3,690 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.77x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s -
Highest quiet shutter speed 1/16000s 1/8000s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames/s 10.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manually set exposure
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash options no built-in flash no built-in flash
External flash
AEB
WB bracketing
Highest flash sync 1/125s -
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
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 3840 x 2160 @ 120p / 280 3840 x 2160 @ 100p / 280 Mbps, XA3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 50p / 200 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 25p / 140 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 24p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.265, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 100p / 100 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 50p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM 1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 50 Mbps, XAVC S, MP4, H.264, Linear PCM
Maximum video resolution 4096x2160 3840x1920
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264, H.265 MPEG-4, XAVC S, H.264
Mic input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec) USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 GBit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 900 gr (1.98 lb) 483 gr (1.06 lb)
Dimensions 150 x 104 x 87mm (5.9" x 4.1" x 3.4") 121 x 72 x 54mm (4.8" x 2.8" x 2.1")
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 460 photos 570 photos
Battery format Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-W235 NP-FZ100
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse feature With downloadable app
Type of storage Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC cards (UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC/SDXC + Memory Stick Pro Duo
Storage slots Dual Single
Retail price $5,999 $2,198