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 HX80 and Canon G5 X side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony HX80 has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42″) and weighs 245 g (0.54 lb / 8.64 oz) (including batteries). Canon G5 X has external dimensions of 112 x 76 x 44 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.73″) and weighs 353 g (0.78 lb / 12.45 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony HX80 and Canon G5 X. Sony HX80 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 10mm narrower, 18mm shorter and 8mm thinner than Canon G5 X.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony HX80 and Canon G5 X.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX80 and Canon G5 X.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX80 is significantly lighter (108g ) than the Canon G5 X which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 nor Canon PowerShot G5 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 HX80 and Canon G5 X's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
Sony HX80 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Canon G5 X sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.