Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Sony HX50V and Panasonic S5 II side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony HX50V has external dimensions of 108 x 64 x 38 mm (4.25 x 2.52 x 1.5″) and weighs 272 g (0.60 lb / 9.59 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic S5 II has external dimensions of 134 x 102 x 90 mm (5.29 x 4.03 x 3.55″) and weighs 740 g (1.63 lb / 26.10 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Sony HX50V and the Panasonic S5 II. Sony HX50V is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 26mm narrower, 38mm shorter and 52mm thinner than Panasonic S5 II. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Sony HX50V has a built-in lens but Panasonic S5 II doesn't. Once you put a lens on S5 Mark II, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Sony HX50V and Panasonic S5 II.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX50V and Panasonic S5 II.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX50V is significantly lighter (468g ) than the Panasonic S5 II which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on S5 Mark II, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Thanks to the weather-sealed body of the S5 Mark II, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to the HX50V.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony HX50V and Panasonic S5 II's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
On the other hand, Panasonic S5 II 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. Sony HX50V's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to S5 Mark II.