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 Nikon S30 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). Nikon S30 has external dimensions of 102 x 65 x 40 mm (4.02 x 2.56 x 1.57″) and weighs 214 g (0.47 lb / 7.55 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G12 and Nikon S30. Nikon S30 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 10mm narrower, 11mm shorter and 8mm thinner than Canon G12.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon G12 and Nikon S30.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G12 and Nikon S30.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S30 is significantly lighter (187g ) than the Canon G12 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of S30, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to G12.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G12's 2.8" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon S30's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, Canon G12 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. On the other hand, Nikon S30 has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to G12.