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 S950 and Pentax MX-1 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony S950 has external dimensions of 93 x 56 x 24 mm (3.66 x 2.2 x 0.94″) and weighs 167 g (0.37 lb / 5.89 oz) (including batteries). Pentax MX-1 has external dimensions of 122 x 61 x 51 mm (4.8 x 2.4 x 2.01″) and weighs 391 g (0.86 lb / 13.79 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony S950 and Pentax MX-1. Sony S950 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 29mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 27mm thinner than Pentax MX-1.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony S950 and Pentax MX-1.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony S950 and Pentax MX-1.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony S950 is significantly lighter (224g ) than the Pentax MX-1 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-S950 nor Pentax MX-1 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
Pentax MX-1's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Sony S950's 2.7 screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Pentax MX-1 LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Sony S950 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to MX-1.