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 Nikon Z5 and Leica CL side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon Z5 has external dimensions of 134 x 101 x 70 mm (5.28 x 3.98 x 2.76″) and weighs 675 g (1.49 lb / 23.81 oz) (including batteries). Leica CL has external dimensions of 131 x 78 x 45 mm (5.16 x 3.07 x 1.77″) and weighs 403 g (0.89 lb / 14.22 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon Z5 and Leica CL. Leica CL is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 3mm narrower, 23mm shorter and 25mm thinner than Nikon Z5.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon Z5 and Leica CL.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon Z5 and Leica CL.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Leica CL is significantly lighter (272g ) than the Nikon Z5 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 Nikon Z5 has a Full frame sensor and Leica CL has a smaller APS-C sensor, Leica CL's lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will generally be lighter and smaller than the Nikon Z5 lenses.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that Z5 has a big advantage over CL which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon Z5's 3.2" LCD screen is slightly larger than Leica CL's 3" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Nikon Z5 LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Leica CL has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to Z5.