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 HX20V and Canon G9 X side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony HX20V has external dimensions of 107 x 62 x 35 mm (4.21 x 2.44 x 1.38″) and weighs 254 g (0.56 lb / 8.96 oz) (including batteries). Canon G9 X has external dimensions of 98 x 58 x 31 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.21″) and weighs 209 g (0.46 lb / 7.37 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony HX20V and Canon G9 X. Canon G9 X is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 9mm narrower, 4mm shorter and 4mm thinner than Sony HX20V.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony HX20V and Canon G9 X.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX20V and Canon G9 X.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon G9 X is significantly lighter (45g ) than the Sony HX20V which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V nor Canon PowerShot G9 X provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony HX20V and Canon G9 X's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.