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 G9 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 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 HX80 and Canon G9 X. Sony HX80 has the same height with Canon G9 X. On the other hand, with a width of 102mm, it is 4 wider and also with a thickness of 36mm, it is 5mm thicker than Canon G9 X.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony HX80 and Canon G9 X.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX80 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 (36g ) than the Sony HX80 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80 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 HX80 and Canon G9 X's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
On the other hand, Sony HX80 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Canon G9 X has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to HX80.