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 Sony HX50V 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). Sony HX50V has external dimensions of 108 x 64 x 38 mm (4.25 x 2.52 x 1.5″) and weighs 272 g (0.60 lb / 9.59 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Sony HX50V. Sony HX50V is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 4mm narrower, 12mm shorter and 6mm thinner than Canon G5 X.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Sony HX50V.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G5 X and Sony HX50V.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX50V is significantly lighter (81g ) than the Canon G5 X which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot G5 X nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V 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
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G5 X and Sony HX50V's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Canon G5 X sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. Sony HX50V's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to G5 X.