Nikon Z7 II vs Fujifilm GFX 50R

This is a full comparison between the cameras Nikon Z7 II and Fujifilm GFX 50R. We compare them by looking at the categories you see below.

Manufacturing

Nikon Z7 II is manufacturered by Nikon but Fujifilm GFX 50R is from Fujifilm. Both Nikon and Fujifilm are well known brands though.

Nikon Z7 II were released 2020 and Fujifilm GFX 50R was released 2018. That is a 2 years difference. In tech, this period can be of interest since technology is always improving, etc.

Camera Released
Nikon Z7 II 2020
Fujifilm GFX 50R 2018

Type of camera

Both these cameras are Mirrorless cameras. No difference there.

Sensors / crop factor

These cameras have different sensors. Nikon Z7 II has a "Nikon FX"-sensor while Fujifilm GFX 50R has a ""-sensor, and their difference in sensors will also affect the crop factor and experience focal length. See the table below.

Camera Focal length, 50mm f/1.8 **
Nikon Z7 II 50 mm
Full-frame sensor
No crop factor/focal length multiplier
Fujifilm GFX 50R mm

** Experienced focal length when using a lens such as a common "50mm f/1.8"

Learn more about crop factor and focal length multiplier here:

Resolution

Nikon Z7 II has a 46 MP (Megapixels) resolution while Fujifilm GFX 50R has 51 MP. If we break down this in more detail this is the data behind the numbers:

Camera Megapixels
Nikon Z7 II 46 MP
45441024 pixels
8256 x 5504
Fujifilm GFX 50R 51 MP
51121152 pixels
8256 x 6192

Fujifilm GFX 50R has a 12 % larger resolution than Nikon Z7 II. This could give you more details in the picture but also a possibility to crop more in the pictures, afterward while editing the pictures, if needed that is.

ISO range

Nikon Z7 II has a larger ISO-range than Fujifilm GFX 50R. Nikon Z7 II has an ISO range that stretches from 64 to 25600 while Fujifilm GFX 50R has 100 to 12800.

Camera ISO Range
Nikon Z7 II 64-25600
Fujifilm GFX 50R 100-12800

Autofocus and lens compatibility

Both of these cameras have a built-in autofocus motor. Some lenses, that support autofocus, do not have an autofocus motor of their own but this won't cause any problems with these two cameras.

Here is a complete overview of which lenses work with each camera:
Lens compatibility chart for Nikon Z7 II
Lens compatibility chart for Fujifilm GFX 50R

Pictures per second

Depending on what you are shooting the FPS, or frames/pictures per second, can definitely be of interest. Nikon Z7 II can shoot up to 10 pictures per seconds and Fujifilm GFX 50R can shoot up to 3 pictures per seconds.

Camera FPS (Frames per second)
Nikon Z7 II 10
Fujifilm GFX 50R 3

Ability to record movies

It is becoming more and more popular to record movies with digital cameras.

In this case, both Nikon Z7 II and Fujifilm GFX 50R can shoot movies.

Weight

The weight of the camera can be an extremely important factor, especially if the camera is about to be used, or carried around, for several hours at a time.

Fujifilm GFX 50R weighs 775 gr (equal to 1,71 lb) which is 10% heavier than Nikon Z7 II and its 705 gr (or 1,55 lb).

Camera Weight
Nikon Z7 II 705 gr
1,55 lb
Fujifilm GFX 50R 775 gr
1,71 lb

Nikon Z7 II vs Fujifilm GFX 50R Specs

Below you will find the complete and detailed technical specs for both Nikon Z7 II and Fujifilm GFX 50R, next to each other. Each category of data is a link to an article covering the subject, giving you a deeper understanding so you can better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the two camera models.

Product
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Name Nikon Z7 II Fujifilm GFX 50R
Manufacturer Nikon Fujifilm
Release Date and Price
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Release Year 2020 2018
Release Date 2020-10-14 2018-09-25
MSRP 2999 USD 4499 USD
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Camera Type
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Camera Type Mirrorless Mirrorless
Sensor
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Sensor Size Full Frame (approx 36 x 23.9 mm)
Also known as "FX"
Medium Format (approx 44 x 33 mm)
Sensor Type CMOS CMOS
Resolution 8256 x 5504 pixels 8256 x 6192 pixels
Megapixels 46 MP 51 MP
Image Processor DUAL EXPEED 6 X Processor Pro
Image
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
ISO Range 64 - 25600 100 - 12800
White Balance Presets 12 7
Custom White Balance Yes Yes
Image Stabilization Yes
(Sensor Shift (5 axis))
No
Image Stabilization CIPA Rating 5 stops 0 stops
Uncompressed format RAW RAW + TIFF
Optics & Focus
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Autofocus Motor Yes Yes
Autofocus Contract Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Contract Detect (sensor)
Multi Area
Center
Selective Single Point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Touch
Face Detection
LiveView
Focus Points 493 425
Lens Mount Nikon Z

See Compatible Lenses
Fujifilm G
Focal Length Multiplier FX (Full frame)
No multiplier
Example:
24 mm remains 24 mm
50 mm remains 50 mm
100 mm remains 100 mm
200 mm remains 200 mm
Medium Format
0.79x multiplier
Example:
24 mm becomes 19 mm
50 mm becomes 40 mm
100 mm becomes 79 mm
200 mm becomes 158 mm
Screen & Viewfinder
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Articulated LCD Tilting Tilting
Screen size 3.2 3,2
Screen dots 2100000 2360000
Touch screen Yes Yes
Screen type TFT LCD TFT LCD
Live view Yes Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic Electronic
Viewfinder Coverage 100% 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.8x 0.61 (0.77 35mm equiv.)
Viewfinder Resolution 3690000 3690000
Photography features
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Frames per second 10 fps 3 fps
Minimum Shutter Speed 900 seconds 360 seconds
Maximum Shutter Speed 1/8000 seconds 1/4000 seconds
Built-in Flash No No
Built-in Flash Range N/A N/A
External Flash Yes Yes
Self-Timer Yes Yes
Time-lapse Yes Yes
Metering modes Multi
Center Weighted
Highlight Weighted
Spot
Multi
Center Weighted
Spot
Average
Exposure Compensation 5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps) 5 (at 1/3 EV steps)
Videography features
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Video recording Yes Yes
Video format MPEG4
H.264
MPEG4
H.264
Video resolution 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080
Built-in Microphone Yes Yes
Built-in Speakers Yes Yes
Storage
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Memory Card Compact Flash Express
SD/SDHC
XQD
SD/SDHC
Connectivity
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
HDMI Output Yes Yes
Microphone Port Yes Yes
Headphone Port Yes Yes
Wireless Yes
Built-in (802.11ac + Bluetooth)
Yes
Built-in (802.11b/g/n + Bluetooth)
Remote Control Yes (via MC-DC2 or smartphone)
Yes (via cable or smartphone)
GPS No No
Body & Dimensions
Nikon Z7 II
Fujifilm GFX 50R
Enviromentally sealed Yes Yes
Battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery Details EN-EL15c lithium-ion battery & charger
NP-T125 lithium-ion battery & charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 420 shots 400 shots
Width 134 mm 161 mm
Height 101 mm 97 mm
Depth 70 mm 66 mm
Weight 705 gram 775 gram