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-T1 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-T1 has external dimensions of 129 x 90 x 47 mm (5.08 x 3.54 x 1.84″) and weighs 440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-T1. Canon G5 X is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 17mm narrower, 14mm shorter and 3mm thinner than Fujifilm X-T1. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Canon G5 X has a built-in lens but Fujifilm X-T1 doesn't. Once you put a lens on X-T1, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-T1.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-T1.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon G5 X is significantly lighter (87g ) than the Fujifilm X-T1 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 X-T1, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of X-T1, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to G5 X.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G5 X and Fujifilm X-T1's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Fujifilm X-T1 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.