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 WX50 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 WX50 has external dimensions of 92 x 52 x 19 mm (3.62 x 2.05 x 0.75″) and weighs 117 g (0.26 lb / 4.13 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Sony WX50. Sony WX50 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 20mm narrower, 24mm shorter and 25mm thinner than Canon G5 X.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon G5 X and Sony WX50.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony WX50 is significantly lighter (236g ) 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-WX50 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's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Sony WX50's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, 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. On the other hand, Sony WX50 has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to G5 X.