Panasonic LX5 weighs 271 g (0.60 lb / 9.56 oz)
and has external dimensions of 110 x 65 x 43 mm (4.33 x 2.56 x 1.69″)
. Considering that the average weight of Compact type cameras is 188g, Panasonic LX5 is a significantly heavy camera for its class. With a thickness of 43mm, it is not small either, 14mm thicker than the average of its class.
Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic LX5 with the dimensions:
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Panasonic LX5, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now let's compare Panasonic LX5 size with the camera that it replaced: Panasonic LX3. Panasonic LX3 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 1mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 16mm thinner than Panasonic LX5.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Panasonic LX5 with its main competitors:
Panasonic LX5 doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing page.