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 Sony A7 and Olympus E-M1X side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony A7 has external dimensions of 127 x 94 x 48 mm (5 x 3.7 x 1.89″) and weighs 474 g (1.04 lb / 16.72 oz) (including batteries). Olympus E-M1X has external dimensions of 144 x 147 x 75 mm (5.67 x 5.79 x 2.95″) and weighs 997 g (2.20 lb / 35.17 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony A7 and Olympus E-M1X. Sony A7 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 17mm narrower, 53mm shorter and 27mm thinner than Olympus E-M1X.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony A7 and Olympus E-M1X.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony A7 and Olympus E-M1X.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony A7 is significantly lighter (523g ) than the Olympus E-M1X 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 Sony A7 has a Full frame sensor and Olympus E-M1X has a smaller Four Thirds sensor, Olympus E-M1X's lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will generally be lighter and smaller than the Sony A7 lenses.
Both A7 and E-M1X have weather sealings in their body, making them resistant to water and dust.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony A7 and Olympus E-M1X's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Sony A7 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Olympus E-M1X sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.