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 Kodak S-1 and Panasonic GX8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Kodak S-1 has external dimensions of 116 x 68 x 36 mm (4.55 x 2.69 x 1.4″) and weighs 290 g (0.64 lb / 10.23 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic GX8 has external dimensions of 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″) and weighs 487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Kodak S-1 and Panasonic GX8. Kodak S-1 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 17mm narrower, 10mm shorter and 27mm thinner than Panasonic GX8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Kodak S-1 and Panasonic GX8.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Kodak S-1 is significantly lighter (197g ) than the Panasonic GX8 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 Kodak S-1 and Panasonic GX8 have the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount and Four Thirds sized sensors, lenses will not be a differentiator on total size of the system.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of GX8, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to S-1.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Kodak S-1 and Panasonic GX8's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Kodak S-1 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic GX8 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.