CameraLabs: Sony A1 vs Fujifilm GFX100S vs GFX100

I already did a specs comparison between the GFX100S and Sony a1 here based on the info available at the time. Now Gordon Laing has released a hands-on comparison of the two cameras, which you can watch above or read the summary of below:

  • 4th GFX camera
  • Almost half the price of the GFX100 with essentially the same capabilities
  • Fujifilm GFX 50S is discontinued
  • The Full Frame Sony A1 actually costs more than the GFX100S
  • The big bump from the GFX50S is gone
  • Similar feels similar to a 5D or D800
  • Changing the battery let Fujifilm to move the battery into the grip
  • There is no portrait grip or dual batteries but it is smaller all around and 500g lighter
  • New battery can do about 460 frames so battery life is good but you will want a second battery
  • The EVF is now fixed and smaller than the GFX100, but it is still comparable to other cameras
  • Sony has a more detailed viewfinder, but Fujifilm’s viewfinder doesn’t hold the camera back
  • The main monitor hasn’t changed on the GFX
  • PASM mode dial on the GFX100S which is different than other GFX cameras
  • Can shoot for up to 60 min on the GFX100S
  • 1.8″ eink display that’s like the one on the GFX100 and it can be reversed from white to black
  • GFX100S misses the second einck display of the GFX100
  • GFX100S should have larger controls that are backlit
  • GFX cameras feel like X cameras in the menus
  • UHS-II dual card slots that are fast enough for the 5fps of the GFX
  • 12-bit RAW can be outputted via mini HDMI
  • GFX lenses are great, but there are more lenses for full-frame bodies
  • The 102MP sensor is the selling point of the GFX
  • The IBIS is very useful
  • Could shoot the 45mm f/2.8 with IBIS at 1/10th a second, but without he needs to shoot 1/80th
  • IBIS is also good for video
  • The AF is as fast as other cameras with smaller lenses
  • The GFX feels like using a smaller format camera
  • The standard test chart had to be shot at double the distance since the camera out resolved the test chart filling the frame
  • GFX100S easily out resolves the Sony Alpha 1
  • Both cameras do better with pixel shift and the Alpha 1 can out resolve a single shot of the GFX100S, but if you use multishot with the GFX100S you end up out resolving the Sony and chart again
  • No camera under 10k out resolves the GFX100
  • GFX100 can easily recover color data in the dark by lifting the shadows
  • 4k recording is different on each camera due to how the cameras come up with their 4k from their sensors
  • Motion tracking in video is fine for somewhat static subjects, but the motion isn’t tracked well in video
  • GFX100S is Fujifilm’s most compelling camera to date
  • The GFX100 and GFX100S perform like smaller sensor cameras, but the GFX100S is more portable
  • The GFX100 can be shot casually thanks to its IBIS
  • If you’re into fast sports and wildlife a camera like the Sony A1 might be better
  • GFX only has 12 lenses at this time, but full-frame cameras have numerous choices
  • GFX100S is best for photographers that demand the best quality and it speaks to your heart in a way other cameras do not
  • There will be more videos comparing these cameras soon

Sony A1: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujifilm GFX100S: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama
Fujifilm GFX100: B&H Photo / Amazon / Moment / Adorama

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