#576. Sony A7rII vs Fuji GFX. A few 100% samples.
We’ve heard a lot about the new medium format cameras from Fuji and Hassleblad and some user reviewers are now surfacing slowly. But what’s been on our mind lately, here at DS, is how these compare to the current star of our Full Frame lineup, the Sony A7rII. And now, thanks to contributor Bob Hamilton, we can.
We only have a few samples to share but these are 100% and converted to jpg in a high quality setting so comparisons are still interesting. If more come our way, we’ll add them to this feed.
Before the pics, a couple of methodology caveats :
(1) Both cameras are using their own glass. So what you’re seeing is a system to system comparison rather than a back to back camera confrontation. Still, that’s what people will be using in real life. So 120mm Macro on the Fuji GFX and Sony G 90 on the A7rII.
(2) Images are processed with LightRoom. And it’s my experience that LightRoom and Sony don’t get along perfectly all the time. Sometimes the colours are a bit off, particularly in the yellow-greens that foliage often exhibits.
So, with that covered, many thanks to Bob and onwards to the photographs. Warning, large files ahead (35MB each).
My conclusions are that the GFX feels a tiny bit less electronic at 100% and colours seem a bit better. On the other hand the A7RII seems a little sharper. But the real conclusion is that, in terms of IQ, both are so close as to make no significant difference, other than colourwise. So, coming from a Sony A7rII corner, it’s hard to see anything compelling enough to make a switch. Moving up from a different system, your mileage may vary.
Update: Here are a few more links with great photos made using the Fuji GFX or that show more comparisons with the Sony A7rII. If you have any to add, I’ll add those links / picture here :
- Striking New Orleans colour with the Fuji GFX : https://www.mendelsonfineartphotography.com/blog/new-orleans-with-the-fujifilm-gfx-50s-camera
- Fuji GFX + 120 Macro vs Sony A7rII + Otus 85 : http://blog.kasson.com/the-last-word/otus-85-on-the-a7rii-fuji-120mm-macro-on-the-gfx-50s/ I’m really not sure how the author got such appalling corner image quality on the Otus at f/2.8, mine is essentially perfect, and I’m not sure why anyone would be interested in viewing anything at 250%, but the global image comparison remains interesting : colours and 3D are very different.
Then, there’s usability. But we’ve covered that elsewhere, no point on repeating ourselves.
So, what do you think ?