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 G9 X and Pentax X-5 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon G9 X has external dimensions of 98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.21″) and weighs 209 g (0.46 lb / 7.37 oz) (including batteries). Pentax X-5 has external dimensions of 119 x 86 x 107 mm (4.69 x 3.39 x 4.21″) and weighs 595 g (1.31 lb / 20.99 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G9 X and Pentax X-5. Canon G9 X is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 21mm narrower, 28mm shorter and 76mm thinner than Pentax X-5.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G9 X and Pentax X-5.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon G9 X is significantly lighter (386g ) than the Pentax X-5 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot G9 X nor Pentax X-5 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G9 X and Pentax X-5's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Pentax X-5 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Canon G9 X has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to X-5.