The curious thing about this comparison, is that he is assisted by Warwick Williams from Fujifilm Australia.
The gear used, beyond the Fujifilm X-T4 (26 MP) and the Sony A7rIV (61 MP):
- Fujifilm XF 56mm f/1.2 R vs Sony FE 85mm f/1.4 GM
- Fujifilm XF 16-55mm f/2.8 R LM WR vs Sony FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM
Of course, when zooming in a lot into the image, the 61 megapixel have an advantage in terms of resolution. But I guess if resolution is what you need, then why just be happy with 61 MP when you can get 102 megapixel with the Fujifilm GFX100 ;).
Then they compared the depth of field between the XF56mmF1.2 and the FE85mmF1.4 and the Sony blurs the background a bit more. Warwick says he should have used the XF56mmF1.2 APD version to get results even closer to the ones you get with the Sony 85mmF1.4.
Let me add a comment: get the upcoming Fujinon XF50mmF1.0 if you really want the ultimate background blur.
A bit more dynamic range for the Sony, but the APS-C sensor hold up very well.
APS-C systems are generally smaller and more affordable.
Georges ends up saying that after looking at the samples, there is a difference between FF and APS-C, but it is a lot smaller than he would have expected.
Warwick ends up saying that Fujifilm wants to keep the APS-C system smaller and lighter, and for that purpose APS-C is better as it allows for smaller lenses. He also speaks for X-Trans, which he says has advantages over Bayer (which FujiRumors explained here, but we also talked about disadvantages in the same post).
Warwick concludes that “smaller and lighter means you are going to use it also more“.
George ends up saying, it all comes down to personal preferences as each system as its Pros and Cons (which we highlighted in this article).
Nobody talks about the price difference ;).