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 Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon 500D side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm X-T1 IR has external dimensions of 129 x 90 x 47 mm (5.08 x 3.54 x 1.85″) and weighs 440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz) (including batteries). Canon 500D has external dimensions of 129 x 98 x 62 mm (5.08 x 3.86 x 2.44″) and weighs 520 g (1.15 lb / 18.34 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon 500D. Fujifilm X-T1 IR has the same height with Canon 500D. On the other hand, with a width of 90mm, it is 8 narrower and also with a thickness of 47mm, it is 15mm thinner than Canon 500D.
Here is the back view size comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon 500D.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon 500D.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm X-T1 IR is significantly lighter (80g ) than the Canon 500D which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you have to also take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since both Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon 500D have the same APS-C sized sensor, their lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will be similar in size and weight.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that X-T1 IR has a big advantage over 500D which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon 500D's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Fujifilm X-T1 IR 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 500D has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to X-T1 IR.