Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2

Portability
59
Imaging
88
Features
80
Overall
84
Fujifilm GFX 50R front
 
Olympus PEN E-PL2 front
Portability
85
Imaging
50
Features
47
Overall
48

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 Key Specs

Fujifilm GFX 50R
(Full Review)
  • 51MP - Medium format Sensor
  • 3.2" Tilting Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12800 (Increase to 102400)
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Fujifilm G Mount
  • 775g - 161 x 97 x 66mm
  • Announced September 2018
Olympus E-PL2
(Full Review)
  • 12MP - Four Thirds Sensor
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 6400
  • Sensor based Image Stabilization
  • 1280 x 720 video
  • Micro Four Thirds Mount
  • 362g - 114 x 72 x 42mm
  • Introduced February 2011
  • Succeeded the Olympus E-PL1s
  • Successor is Olympus E-PL3
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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 Overview

In this write-up, we will be analyzing the Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2, former is a Pro Mirrorless while the latter is a Entry-Level Mirrorless by brands FujiFilm and Olympus. There is a considerable difference between the image resolutions of the GFX 50R (51MP) and E-PL2 (12MP) and the GFX 50R (Medium format) and E-PL2 (Four Thirds) possess different sensor measurements.

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The GFX 50R was unveiled 7 years after the E-PL2 which is quite a large difference as far as tech is concerned. Each of these cameras offer the identical body type (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before going through a in depth comparison, below is a concise view of how the GFX 50R matches up vs the E-PL2 in the way of portability, imaging, features and an overall mark.

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Reasons to pick Fujifilm GFX 50R over the Olympus E-PL2

 GFX 50R E-PL2 
IntroducedSeptember 2018February 2011Newer by 93 months
Screen typeTiltingFixed Tilting screen
Screen sizing3.2"3"Bigger screen (+0.2")
Screen resolution2360k460kClearer screen (+1900k dot)
Touch screen Quickly navigate

Reasons to pick Olympus E-PL2 over the Fujifilm GFX 50R

 E-PL2 GFX 50R 

Common features in the Fujifilm GFX 50R and Olympus E-PL2

 GFX 50R E-PL2 
Focus manually More precise focus
Selfie screen Neither includes selfie screen

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 Physical Comparison

When you are planning to travel with your camera often, you are going to need to think about its weight and volume. The Fujifilm GFX 50R features external measurements of 161mm x 97mm x 66mm (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6") and a weight of 775 grams (1.71 lbs) whilst the Olympus E-PL2 has sizing of 114mm x 72mm x 42mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7") along with a weight of 362 grams (0.80 lbs).

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Take into account, the weight of an ILC will change based on the lens you select at the time. Here is the front view overall size comparison of the GFX 50R against the E-PL2.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 size comparison

Taking into account size and weight, the portability score of the GFX 50R and E-PL2 is 59 and 85 respectively.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 top view buttons comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 Sensor Comparison

In many cases, it can be tough to picture the contrast between sensor dimensions merely by looking at technical specs. The image below may provide you a better sense of the sensor sizing in the GFX 50R and E-PL2.

As you have seen, both cameras enjoy different resolutions and different sensor dimensions. The GFX 50R with its bigger sensor is going to make getting shallower DOF less difficult and the Fujifilm GFX 50R will resolve extra detail having an extra 39MP. Higher resolution will also make it easier to crop shots far more aggressively. The more modern GFX 50R should have an edge in sensor technology.

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 sensor size comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 Screen and ViewFinder

Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R Portrait photography advice
Olympus E-PL2 Portrait photography advice
92
focusing manually
amazing megapixels (51MP)
large sensor size (Medium format)
offers face detection autofocus
saves RAW formats
62
manual focus
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has face detection focusing
supports RAW formats
low resolution sensor (12 megapixels)
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Street Comparison

Street photography with Fujifilm GFX 50R
Street photography with Olympus E-PL2
73
screen tilts
large sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW formats
has focus via touch
weather proof
lack of image stabilization
74
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
fixed screen
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Sports Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R Sports photography details
Olympus E-PL2 Sports photography details
75
quiet mode (1/16,000s)
amazing megapixels (51MP)
large sensor size (Medium format)
offers tracking autofocus
weather proof
painfully slow continuous shooting (3.0 fps)
lack of image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
46
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
has tracking autofocus
max frames per second very slow (3.0 frames/s)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
not so great battery pack (280 shots)
has no phase detect AF
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Travel Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R Travel photography advice
Olympus E-PL2 Travel photography advice
73
weather proof
supports bluetooth
has focus via touch
amazing megapixels (51 megapixels)
display is not selfie friendly
52
flash built-in
does not have Timelapse function
not so great battery pack (280 per charge)
low resolution sensor (12MP)
screen is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R as a Landscape photography camera
Olympus E-PL2 as a Landscape photography camera
85
focusing manually
interchangeable lenses (Fujifilm G mount)
pretty good screen size (3.2")
amazing megapixels (51 megapixels)
large sensor size (Medium format)
saves RAW formats
weather proof
has dual storage slots
lack of image stabilization
61
manual focus
change lenses (Micro Four Thirds mount)
screen size is good (3 inches)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
sensor size is decent (Four Thirds)
supports RAW formats
low resolution sensor (12MP)
not so great battery pack (280 CIPA)
does not have Timelapse function
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Vlogging Comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50R as a Vlogging camera
Olympus E-PL2 as a Vlogging camera
33
has touchscreen
offers face detection autofocus
video res high (1920 x 1080 resolution)
has external microphone jack
display is not selfie friendly
lack of image stabilization
30
built in image stabilization (Sensor based)
has face detection focusing
screen is not selfie friendly
low quality video (1280 x 720 pxls)
does not have external microphone jack
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Fujifilm GFX 50R vs Olympus E-PL2 Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Fujifilm GFX 50R and Olympus E-PL2
 Fujifilm GFX 50ROlympus PEN E-PL2
General Information
Brand Name FujiFilm Olympus
Model type Fujifilm GFX 50R Olympus PEN E-PL2
Type Pro Mirrorless Entry-Level Mirrorless
Announced 2018-09-25 2011-02-11
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Chip X Processor Pro Truepic V
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size Medium format Four Thirds
Sensor measurements 44 x 33mm 17.3 x 13mm
Sensor surface area 1,452.0mm² 224.9mm²
Sensor resolution 51 megapixels 12 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 1:1, 5:4, 4:3 and 3:2 4:3
Max resolution 8256 x 6192 4032 x 3024
Max native ISO 12800 6400
Max enhanced ISO 102400 -
Lowest native ISO 100 100
RAW images
Lowest enhanced ISO 50 -
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Touch to focus
Continuous AF
AF single
AF tracking
AF selectice
AF center weighted
AF multi area
Live view AF
Face detection AF
Contract detection AF
Phase detection AF
Total focus points 117 11
Lens
Lens support Fujifilm G Micro Four Thirds
Amount of lenses 12 107
Focal length multiplier 0.8 2.1
Screen
Range of screen Tilting Fixed Type
Screen size 3.2" 3"
Screen resolution 2,360k dot 460k dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Screen tech - HyperCrystal LCD AR(Anti-Reflective) coating
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 3,690k dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100 percent -
Viewfinder magnification 0.97x -
Features
Min shutter speed 360 seconds 60 seconds
Max shutter speed 1/4000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Max silent shutter speed 1/16000 seconds -
Continuous shutter speed 3.0fps 3.0fps
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Change WB
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance no built-in flash 10.00 m
Flash settings Auto, standard, slow sync, manual, off Auto, On, Off, Red-Eye, Fill-in, Slow Sync, Manual (3 levels)
External flash
Auto exposure bracketing
White balance bracketing
Max flash sync 1/125 seconds 1/160 seconds
Exposure
Multisegment metering
Average metering
Spot metering
Partial metering
AF area metering
Center weighted metering
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 @ 30p, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM 1280 x 720 (30 fps), 640 x 480 (30 fps)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1280x720
Video file format MPEG-4, H.264 Motion JPEG
Microphone input
Headphone input
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In None
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS None None
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 775g (1.71 lbs) 362g (0.80 lbs)
Dimensions 161 x 97 x 66mm (6.3" x 3.8" x 2.6") 114 x 72 x 42mm (4.5" x 2.8" x 1.7")
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating not tested 55
DXO Color Depth rating not tested 21.4
DXO Dynamic range rating not tested 10.2
DXO Low light rating not tested 573
Other
Battery life 400 pictures 280 pictures
Style of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID NP-T125 BLS-5
Self timer Yes (2 or 10 sec) Yes (2 or 12 sec)
Time lapse feature
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC (dual slots, UHS-II supported) SD/SDHC
Storage slots Dual 1
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