Fujifilm GFX 50S II Vs Nikon Z9: full comparison

Fujifilm GFX 50S II trophy medal portrait medal landscape medal street

Nikon Z9 medal sport medal everyday
72

Overall Score

68

Fujifilm

GFX 50S II

Announced: 02 Sep 2021
Sensor Resolution: 51Mp
Sensor Type: Medium format CMOS
ISO: 100-12800
Weight: 900g
Physical Dimensions: 150 x 104 x 87 mm
Viewfinder: Electronic
Screen Type: 3.2" Tilting
Video Resolutions: 1920x1080
91
Image Quality
70
40
Speed Performance
72
84
Versatility
96
52
Comfort
36

Nikon

Z9

Announced: 28 Oct 2021
Sensor Resolution: 46Mp
Sensor Type: Full frame Stacked CMOS
ISO: 64-25600
Weight: 1340g
Physical Dimensions: 149 x 150 x 91 mm
Viewfinder: Electronic
Screen Type: 3.2" Tilting
Video Resolutions: 7680x4320

The best camera for different types of photography

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

vs

Nikon
Z9

85
Portrait Portrait Portrait
69
87
Landscape Landscape Landscape
69
63
SportSport Sport
74
62
Street Street Street
60
62
Everyday Everyday Everyday
63

Best alternative for types of photography

Fujifilm GFX 50S II
pros and cons

Fujifilm GFX 50S II

Fujifilm

GFX 50S II

Announced: 02 Sep 2021
Sensor Resolution: 51Mp
Sensor Type: Medium format CMOS
ISO: 100-12800
Weight: 900g
Physical Dimensions: 150 x 104 x 87 mm
Viewfinder: Electronic
Screen Type: 3.2" Tilting
Video Resolutions: 1920x1080

prospros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The Fujifilm GFX 50S II is tropicalized - this means you can use it also in adverse atmospheric and environmental conditions without ruining it
  • The integrated stabilizer allows you to shoot firmly even in low light conditions
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • The microphone input can be very useful if you shoot videos
  • Precise and fast autofocus, ideal for action photos, it performs well even in low light conditions
  • The second memory slot makes the camera more reliable, also for professional use
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Fujifilm GFX 50S II allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Warning - Fujifilm GFX 50S II battery has only 440.0 shoots autonomy. This might be a limiting factor if you think you'll have to do long photo sessions without having the chance to recharge it.

Fujifilm GFX 50S II and its rivals

Review compare Fujifilm GFX 50S II with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
FujifilmGFX 50S II Fujifilm
GFX 50S II
72 85 87 63 62 62 buy on
FujifilmGFX 100S Fujifilm
GFX 100S
78 93 94 72 67 67 $5,501.83
SonyAlpha a1 Sony
Alpha a1
75 70 71 76 74 76 $6,498.00
SonyAlpha A9 II Sony
Alpha A9 II
73 67 67 75 74 76 $4,498.00
SonyAlpha A7c Sony
Alpha A7c
72 65 66 70 75 76 $1,814.95
NikonZ9 Nikon
Z9
68 69 69 74 60 63 $15.99
FujifilmX-Pro3 Fujifilm
X-Pro3
65 53 50 63 77 78 $1,819.00

Nikon Z9
pros and cons

Nikon Z9

Nikon

Z9

Announced: 28 Oct 2021
Sensor Resolution: 46Mp
Sensor Type: Full frame Stacked CMOS
ISO: 64-25600
Weight: 1340g
Physical Dimensions: 149 x 150 x 91 mm
Viewfinder: Electronic
Screen Type: 3.2" Tilting
Video Resolutions: 7680x4320

pros pros

  • This camera autofocus is able to follow moving subjects
  • The Nikon Z9 is tropicalized - this means you can use it also in adverse atmospheric and environmental conditions without ruining it
  • The integrated stabilizer allows you to shoot firmly even in low light conditions
  • The LCD display is a convenient and almost indispensable feature
  • High resolution in video recording
  • The microphone input can be very useful if you shoot videos
  • Thanks to burst mode, it's ideal for action photos
  • Precise and fast autofocus, ideal for action photos, it performs well even in low light conditions
  • The second memory slot makes the camera more reliable, also for professional use
  • Thanks to the wireless connection, Nikon Z9 allows immediate picture sharing

conscons

  • Nikon Z9 is one of the heaviest cameras in its category. This makes it less suitable for street photography and daily use, but it could be a plus since it gives it more stability if you shoot regularly with the tripod.

Nikon Z9 and its rivals

Review compare Nikon Z9 with overall score Portrait
Portrait
Landscape
Landscape
Sport
Sport
Street
Street
Everyday
Everyday
NikonZ9 Nikon
Z9
68 69 69 74 60 63 buy on
NikonZ7 Mark II Nikon
Z7 Mark II
70 69 69 68 70 71 buy on
PanasonicLumix DC-GH6 Panasonic
Lumix DC-GH6
62 47 46 71 64 67 $12.68
OlympusPEN E-P7 Olympus
PEN E-P7
53 44 42 47 63 64 $7.79

Fujifilm GFX 50S II vs Nikon Z9, which is better?

In case you are wondering which of these cameras you should buy, then this is the right place to find an answer. Here you will find listed all the main differences among Fujifilm GFX 50S II and Nikon Z9, calculated by the CameraRace iCamRank algorithm.

  • Technically speaking, Fujifilm GFX 50S II is superior to Nikon Z9, with an overall iCamRank score of 72 and 68, respectively.
  • The image quality of Fujifilm GFX 50S II (91) is superior to that of Nikon Z9 (70).
  • Nikon Z9 (72) performs better than Fujifilm GFX 50S II (40) in terms of speed.
  • Nikon Z9 is more versatile than Fujifilm GFX 50S II (96 a 84).
  • The handling of Fujifilm GFX 50S II (52) is more effective than that of Nikon Z9 (36).

But, as you may know, the technical performance is meaningless if applied to the wrong context. This is the reason why the iCamRank "weights" differently the camera technical features for each type of photography. Thus, below you'll find our suggestions, based on your preferred photography genre:

Fujifilm GFX 50S II is better for portrait, landscape or street photography; Nikon Z9 is instead your choice if you shoot sport photography or for everyday use.

Need further details? Below you will find a full comparison of all the technical specifications.

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Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Sensor
comparison

Nikon
Z9

CMOS

Sensor Type

Stacked CMOS

Medium format up

Sensor Size

down Full frame

44.0 x 33.0 mm up

Sensor Dimensions

down 35.9 x 23.9 mm

1452.0 mm2 up

Sensor Area

down 858.01 mm2

51 Mp up

Sensor Resolution

down 46 Mp

8256 x 6192

Max Image Resolution

8256 x 5504

12800 down

Max Native ISO

up 25600

100 down

Min Native ISO

up 64

yes

RAW Support

yes

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Lens
comparison

Nikon
Z9

Fujifilm G

Lens Mount

Nikon Z

14 down

Number of Lenses

up 29

0.8

Focal Length Multiplier

1

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Screen Type
comparison

Nikon
Z9

Tilting

Screen Type

Tilting

3.2"

Screen Size

3.2"

2360Kdot up

Screen Resolution

down 2089Kdot

yes

Live View

yes

yes

Touch Screen

yes

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Viewfinder
comparison

Nikon
Z9

Electronic

Viewfinder

Electronic

3690000.0

Viewfinder Resolution

3686000.0

100

Viewfinder Coverage

100

0.77x

Viewfinder Magnification

0.8x

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Features
comparison

Nikon
Z9

3600s

Min Shutter Speed

900s

-

Max Shutter Speed

-

3fps down

Continuous Shooting

up 30fps

yes

Shutter Priority

yes

yes

Aperture Priority

yes

yes

Manual Exposure Mode

yes

yes

Exposure Compensation

yes

yes

Custom White Balance

yes

yes

Image Stabilization

yes

no

Built-in Flash

no

None

Flash Range

None

1/125s

Max Flash Sync

1/200s

no built-in flash

Flash Modes

Front-curtain sync
Rear-curtain sync
Red-eye reduction
Red-eye reduction with slow sync
Slow sync Off

yes

External Flash

yes

yes

AE Bracketing

yes

yes

WB Bracketing

yes

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Exposure Modes
comparison

Nikon
Z9

yes

Multi-Segment

yes

yes

Average

yes

yes

Spot

yes

no

Partial

no

no

AF-Area

yes

yes

Center Weighted

yes

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Dxo Sensor Scores
comparison

Nikon
Z9

dato non disponibile

DxO Overall Score

dato non disponibile

dato non disponibile

DxO Color Depth

dato non disponibile

dato non disponibile

DxO Dynamic Range

dato non disponibile

dato non disponibile

DxO Low Light ISO

dato non disponibile

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Autofocus
comparison

Nikon
Z9

yes

AF Touch

yes

yes

AF Continuous

yes

yes

AF Single

yes

yes

AF Tracking

yes

yes

AF Selective

yes

yes

AF Center

yes

yes

AF MultiArea

yes

yes

AF Live View

yes

yes

AF Face Detection

yes

yes

AF Contrast Detection

no

no

AF Phase Detection

yes

425 down

Number of Focus Points

up 493

0

Number of Cross Focus Points

0

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Video Features
comparison

Nikon
Z9

1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 200 Mbps MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 25p / 200 Mbps MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 24p / 200 Mbps MOV H.264 Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 200 Mbps MOV H.264 Linear PCM

Video Resolutions

7680 x 4320 @ 30p MOV H.265 Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 25p MOV H.265 Linear PCM7680 x 4320 @ 23.98p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 120p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 100p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 50p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 25p MOV H.264 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p MOV ProRes Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p MOV H.265 Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p MOV H.264 L

1920x1080

Max Video Resolution

7680x4320

MPEG-4 H.264

Video Formats

H.264 H.265

yes

Microphone Port

yes

yes

Headphone Port

yes

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Connectivity
comparison

Nikon
Z9

Built-in

Wireless Connectivity

Built-in

yes

HDMI

yes

USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)

USB

USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 GBit/sec)

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Physical
comparison

Nikon
Z9

yes

Environmental Sealing

yes

no

Water Proof

no

no

Dust Proof

no

no

Shock Proof

no

no

Crush Proof

no

no

Freeze Proof

no

900g

Weight

1340g

150 x 104 x 87 mm

Physical Dimensions

149 x 150 x 91 mm

440 down

Battery Life

up 740

Battery Pack

Battery Type

Battery Pack

NP-W235

Battery Model

EN-EL18d

Fujifilm
GFX 50S II

Other Features
comparison

Nikon
Z9

Yes

Self Timer

Yes

yes

Timelapse Recording

yes

no

GPS

yes

Dual SD SDHC SDXC cards (UHS-II supported)

Storage Type

Dual CFexpress Type B slots

2

Storage Slots

2

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