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 Pentax XG-1 and Canon G3 X side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Pentax XG-1 has external dimensions of 119 x 89 x 98 mm (4.69 x 3.5 x 3.84″) and weighs 567 g (1.25 lb / 20.00 oz) (including batteries). Canon G3 X has external dimensions of 123 x 77 x 105 mm (4.84 x 3.03 x 4.13″) and weighs 733 g (1.62 lb / 25.86 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Pentax XG-1 and Canon G3 X. Pentax XG-1 is 4mm narrower and 7mm thinner than Canon G3 X but it is also 12mm taller.
Here is the back view size comparison of Pentax XG-1 and Canon G3 X.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Pentax XG-1 and Canon G3 X.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Pentax XG-1 is significantly lighter (166g ) than the Canon G3 X which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of G3 X, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to XG-1.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G3 X's 3.20" LCD screen is slightly larger than Pentax XG-1's 3 screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Canon G3 X LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Pentax XG-1 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to G3 X.