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 SX20 IS and Kodak Z981 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon SX20 IS has external dimensions of 128 x 88 x 87 mm (5.04 x 3.46 x 3.43″) and weighs 600 g (1.32 lb / 21.16 oz) (including batteries). Kodak Z981 has external dimensions of 124 x 85 x 105 mm (4.88 x 3.35 x 4.13″) and weighs 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon SX20 IS and Kodak Z981. Kodak Z981 is 4mm narrower and 3mm shorter than Canon SX20 IS but it is also 18mm thicker.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Kodak Z981 is 60g lighter than the Canon SX20 IS but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot SX20 IS nor Kodak EasyShare Z981 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Kodak Z981's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon SX20 IS's 2.5" screen.
On the other hand, Canon SX20 IS 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, Kodak Z981 has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to SX20 IS.