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 SX120 IS and Canon N side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon SX120 IS has external dimensions of 111 x 71 x 45 mm (4.37 x 2.8 x 1.77″) and weighs 285 g (0.63 lb / 10.05 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 SX120 IS and Canon N. Canon N is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 32mm narrower, 11mm shorter and 16mm thinner than Canon SX120 IS.
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 (90g ) than the Canon SX120 IS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot SX120 IS 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 SX120 IS's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon N's 2.8" screen.
On the other hand, Canon N LCD screen 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, Canon SX120 IS has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to N.