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 Canon G12 and Canon N side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon G12 has external dimensions of 112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89″) and weighs 401 g (0.88 lb / 14.14 oz) (including batteries). Canon N has external dimensions of 79 x 60 x 29 mm (3.11 x 2.36 x 1.14″) and weighs 195 g (0.43 lb / 6.88 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G12 and Canon N. Canon N is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 33mm narrower, 16mm shorter and 19mm thinner than Canon G12.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon G12 and Canon N.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G12 and Canon N.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon N is significantly lighter (206g ) than the Canon G12 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot G12 nor Canon PowerShot N 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
Canon G12 and Canon N's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 2.8".
Canon N features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Canon G12 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.