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 Panasonic S5 and Canon G5 X MII side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic S5 has external dimensions of 133 x 97 x 82 mm (5.24 x 3.82 x 3.23″) and weighs 714 g (1.57 lb) (including batteries). Canon G5 X MII has external dimensions of 111 x 61 x 46 mm (4.37 x 2.4 x 1.81″) and weighs 340 g (0.75 lb / 11.99 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic S5 and Canon G5 X MII. Canon G5 X MII is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 22mm narrower, 36mm shorter and 36mm thinner than Panasonic S5. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Canon G5 X MII has a built-in lens but Panasonic S5 doesn't. Once you put a lens on S5, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic S5 and Canon G5 X MII.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic S5 and Canon G5 X MII.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon G5 X MII is significantly lighter (374g ) than the Panasonic S5 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on S5, the total kit will weigh much higher.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that S5 has a big advantage over G5 X MII which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic S5 and Canon G5 X MII's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Canon G5 X MII 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 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.