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 Panasonic S1H 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). Panasonic S1H has external dimensions of 151 x 114 x 110 mm (5.94 x 4.49 x 4.33″) and weighs 1052 g (2.32 lb / 37.11 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic S5 and Panasonic S1H. Panasonic S5 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 18mm narrower, 17mm shorter and 28mm thinner than Panasonic S1H.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic S5 and Panasonic S1H.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic S5 and Panasonic S1H.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic S5 is significantly lighter (338g ) than the Panasonic S1H 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 Panasonic S5 and Panasonic S1H have the same Leica L lens mount and Full frame sized sensors, lenses will not be a differentiator on total size of the system.
Both S5 and S1H have weather sealings in their body, making them resistant to water and dust.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic S1H's 3.2" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic S5's 3" screen.