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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6

Portability
59
Imaging
85
Features
77
Overall
81
Fujifilm GFX 50R front
 
Nikon Z6 front
Portability
62
Imaging
75
Features
88
Overall
80

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 50R
(Full Review)
  • 51MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Display
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Push to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 775g - 161 x 97 x 66mm
  • Revealed September 2018
Nikon Z6
(Full Review)
  • 25MP - Full frame Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 51200 (Bump to 204800)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Nikon Z Mount
  • 675g - 134 x 101 x 68mm
  • Announced August 2018
  • New Model is Nikon Z6 II
Photography Glossary

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 Overview

Below, we will be evaluating the Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6, both Pro Mirrorless digital cameras by brands FujiFilm and Nikon. There is a substantial difference between the resolutions of the Fujifilm GFX 50R (51MP) and Z6 (25MP) and the Fujifilm GFX 50R (Medium format) and Z6 (Full frame) possess different sensor measurements.

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The Fujifilm GFX 50R was launched 2 months after the Z6 which means that they are of a similar age. Both of the cameras come with different body type with the Fujifilm GFX 50R being a Rangefinder-style mirrorless camera and the Nikon Z6 being a SLR-style mirrorless camera.

Before going in to a full comparison, below is a simple synopsis of how the Fujifilm GFX 50R matches up vs the Z6 with regard to portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 50R over the Nikon Z6

 Fujifilm GFX 50R Z6 
Screen resolution2360k2100kSharper screen (+260k dot)

Reasons to pick Nikon Z6 over the Fujifilm GFX 50R

 Z6 Fujifilm GFX 50R 

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 50R and Nikon Z6

 Fujifilm GFX 50R Z6 
AnnouncedSeptember 2018August 2018Similar age
Manual focus Very accurate focusing
Screen typeTiltingTiltingTilting screen
Screen dimension3.2"3.2"Identical screen measurements
Selfie screen Neither comes with selfie screen
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 Physical Comparison

If you're looking to travel with your camera frequently, you will want to factor in its weight and proportions. The Fujifilm GFX 50R comes with external measurements of 161mm x 97mm x 66mm (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6") along with a weight of 775 grams (1.71 lbs) while the Nikon Z6 has measurements of 134mm x 101mm x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7") along with a weight of 675 grams (1.49 lbs).

Look at the Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 in our newest Camera plus Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Take into consideration, the weight of an ILC will change dependant on the lens you choose at that moment. Below is the front view size comparison of the Fujifilm GFX 50R and the Z6.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 size comparison

Using size and weight, the portability rating of the Fujifilm GFX 50R and Z6 is 59 and 62 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 Sensor Comparison

Oftentimes, it is very difficult to imagine the difference between sensor dimensions purely by going over technical specs. The picture underneath will help provide you a far better sense of the sensor sizing in the Fujifilm GFX 50R and Z6.

As you have seen, the 2 cameras posses different megapixels and different sensor dimensions. The Fujifilm GFX 50R featuring a bigger sensor is going to make achieving shallow DOF less difficult and the Fujifilm GFX 50R will offer you greater detail utilizing its extra 26 Megapixels. Higher resolution will let you crop shots somewhat more aggressively.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R Portrait photography features
Nikon Z6 Portrait photography features
91
you can focus manually
MP count great (51 megapixels)
big sensor size (Medium format)
includes face detect focusing
supports RAW formats
85
focusing manually
high MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes face detection focusing
delivers RAW files
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Street Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R Street photography info
Nikon Z6 Street photography info
73
has a tilting screen
big sensor size (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
comes with touch focus
environment proof
lack of image stabilization
78
screen tilts
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
delivers RAW files
boasts focus via touch
weather proof
great high ISO (51,200)
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R Sports photography details
Nikon Z6 Sports photography details
70
silent shooting (1/16,000 seconds)
MP count great (51 megapixels)
big sensor size (Medium format)
includes tracking focus
environment proof
slow fps (3.0 frames per second)
lack of image stabilization
bad battery pack (400 per charge)
lacks phase detect AF
81
max shutter speed is good (1/8,000s)
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
high MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
includes tracking autofocus
weather proof
sensor has phase detect AF
low battery life (330 per charge)
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R Travel photography information
Nikon Z6 Travel photography information
67
environment proof
supports bluetooth
comes with touch focus
MP count great (51 megapixels)
bad battery pack (400 shots)
screen is not selfie friendly
66
weather proof
connects via bluetooth
boasts focus via touch
high MP (25 megapixels)
low battery life (330 per charge)
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R as a Landscape photography camera
Nikon Z6 as a Landscape photography camera
79
you can focus manually
swap lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
decent sized screen (3.2 inches)
MP count great (51 megapixels)
big sensor size (Medium format)
supports RAW formats
environment proof
two card slots
lack of image stabilization
bad battery pack (400 shots)
81
focusing manually
switch lenses (Nikon Z mount)
screen size is good (3.2")
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
high MP (25MP)
sensor size is great (Full frame)
great high ISO (51,200)
delivers RAW files
weather proof
low battery life (330 per charge)
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Vlogging Comparison

Vlogging with Fujifilm GFX 50R
Vlogging with Nikon Z6
33
touchscreen enabled
includes face detect focusing
video resolution high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
does have microphone socket
screen is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
36
touchscreen functionality
has image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
includes face detection focusing
high res video (3840 x 2160 pxls)
includes external microphone support
does not have a selfie friendly display
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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Nikon Z6 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 50R and Nikon Z6
 Fujifilm GFX 50RNikon Z6
General Information
Company FujiFilm Nikon
Model Fujifilm GFX 50R Nikon Z6
Class Pro Mirrorless Pro Mirrorless
Revealed 2018-09-25 2018-08-23
Physical type Rangefinder-style mirrorless SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Powered by X Processor Pro Expeed 6
Sensor type CMOS BSI-CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Full frame
Sensor measurements 44 x 33mm 35.9 x 23.9mm
Sensor area 1,452.0mm² 858.0mm²
Sensor resolution 51 megapixels 25 megapixels
Anti aliasing filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3 and 3:2 1:1, 5:4, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution 8256 x 6192 6048 x 4024
Highest native ISO 12800 51200
Highest enhanced ISO 102400 204800
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW photos
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 50
Autofocusing
Manual focus
Touch focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Selective autofocus
Autofocus center weighted
Autofocus multi area
Autofocus live view
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Number of focus points 117 273
Lens
Lens mounting type Fujifilm G Nikon Z
Number of lenses 12 15
Crop factor 0.8 1
Screen
Display type Tilting Tilting
Display size 3.2 inches 3.2 inches
Resolution of display 2,360k dots 2,100k dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch friendly
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dots 3,690k dots
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent 100 percent
Viewfinder magnification 0.97x 0.8x
Features
Minimum shutter speed 360s 30s
Fastest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/8000s
Fastest quiet shutter speed 1/16000s -
Continuous shutter rate 3.0fps 12.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Manual mode
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash range no built-in flash no built-in flash
Flash modes Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, off Front-curtain sync, slow sync, rear-curtain sync, red-eye reduction, red-eye reduction with slow sync, slow rear-curtain sync, off
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize 1/125s 1/200s
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 144 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution 1920x1080 3840x2160
Video format MPEG-4, H.264 MPEG-4, H.264
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) Yes
GPS None None
Physical
Environment sealing
Water proof
Dust proof
Shock proof
Crush proof
Freeze proof
Weight 775 gr (1.71 lb) 675 gr (1.49 lb)
Dimensions 161 x 97 x 66mm (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6") 134 x 101 x 68mm (5.3" x 4.0" x 2.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall score not tested 95
DXO Color Depth score not tested 25.3
DXO Dynamic range score not tested 14.3
DXO Low light score not tested 3299
Other
Battery life 400 shots 330 shots
Battery style Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery model NP-T125 -
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2, 5, 10 or 20 secs)
Time lapse shooting
Type of storage SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots, UHS-II supported) XQD card
Card slots 2 Single
Retail price $4,499 $1,997