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 GX8 and Leica CL side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic GX8 has external dimensions of 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″) and weighs 487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 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 Panasonic GX8 and Leica CL. Panasonic GX8 has the same height with Leica CL. On the other hand, with a width of 133mm, it is 2 wider and also with a thickness of 63mm, it is 18mm thicker than Leica CL.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic GX8 and Leica CL.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic GX8 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 (84g ) than the Panasonic GX8 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 Leica CL has an APS-C sized sensor and Panasonic GX8 has a smaller Four Thirds sensor, Panasonic GX8's lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will generally be lighter and smaller than the Leica CL lenses.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that GX8 has a big advantage over CL which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic GX8 and Leica CL's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Panasonic GX8 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. Leica CL's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to GX8.