Size and weight is a big decision factor when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, We are going to illustrate Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-A1 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon G5 X has external dimensions of 112 x 76 x 44 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73″) and weighs 353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz) (including batteries). Fujifilm X-A1 has external dimensions of 117 x 67 x 39 mm (4.6 x 2.62 x 1.54″) and weighs 330 g (0.73 lb / 11.64 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-A1. Fujifilm X-A1 is 9mm shorter and 5mm thinner than Canon G5 X but it is also 5mm wider. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Canon G5 X has a built-in lens but Fujifilm X-A1 doesn't. Once you put a lens on X-A1, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-A1.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-A1.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm X-A1 is 23g lighter than the Canon G5 X but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
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 X-A1, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot G5 X nor Fujifilm X-A1 provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing Top Mirrorless Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-A1's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Fujifilm X-A1 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Canon G5 X sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.