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 Sony A9 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). Sony A9 has external dimensions of 127 x 96 x 63 mm (5 x 3.78 x 2.48″) and weighs 673 g (1.48 lb / 23.74 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic S5 and Sony A9. Sony A9 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 6mm narrower, 1mm shorter and 19mm thinner than Panasonic S5.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic S5 and Sony A9.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic S5 and Sony A9.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony A9 is 41g lighter than the Panasonic S5 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
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 Sony A9 have the same Full frame sized sensor, their lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will be similar in size and weight.
Both S5 and A9 have weather sealings in their body, making them resistant to water and dust.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic S5 and Sony A9's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Sony A9 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.