Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Panasonic S5 II X and Sony A7 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic S5 II X has external dimensions of 134 x 102 x 90 mm (5.29 x 4.03 x 3.55″) and weighs 740 g (1.63 lb / 26.10 oz) (including batteries). Sony A7 has external dimensions of 127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89″) and weighs 474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Panasonic S5 II X and the Sony A7. Sony A7 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 7mm narrower, 8mm shorter and 42mm thinner than Panasonic S5 II X.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Panasonic S5 II X and Sony A7.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic S5 II X and Sony A7.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony A7 is significantly lighter (266g ) than the Panasonic S5 II X 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 also have to take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since both Panasonic S5 II X and Sony A7 have the same Full frame sized sensor, their lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will be similar in size and weight.
Both the S5 Mark II X and the A7 have weather sealings in their bodies, making them resistant to water and dust.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic S5 II X and Sony A7's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Sony A7 features a Tilting-only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over-the-head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic S5 II X sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful, especially for taking selfies and video.