Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Canon G1 X III and Samsung NX500 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon G1 X III has external dimensions of 115 x 78 x 51 mm (4.53 x 3.07 x 2.01″) and weighs 399 g (0.88 lb / 14.07 oz) (including batteries). Samsung NX500 has external dimensions of 120 x 64 x 43 mm (4.72 x 2.52 x 1.69″) and weighs 287 g (0.63 lb / 10.12 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Canon G1 X III and the Samsung NX500. Samsung NX500 is 14mm shorter and 8mm thinner than Canon G1 X III but it is also 5mm wider. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Canon G1 X III has a built-in lens but Samsung NX500 doesn't. Once you put a lens on NX500, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Canon G1 X III and Samsung NX500.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G1 X III and Samsung NX500.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Samsung NX500 is significantly lighter (112g ) than the Canon G1 X III which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on NX500, the total kit will weigh much higher.
With its weather-sealed body, we believe that the G1 X III has a big advantage over the NX500 which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G1 X III and Samsung NX500's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Samsung NX500 features a Tilting-only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over-the-head levels. On the other hand, Canon G1 X III sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful, especially for taking selfies and video.