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 Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon SD990 IS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm X-T1 IR has external dimensions of 129 x 90 x 47 mm (5.08 x 3.54 x 1.85″) and weighs 440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz) (including batteries). Canon SD990 IS has external dimensions of 98 x 62 x 28 mm (3.86 x 2.44 x 1.1″) and weighs 205 g (0.45 lb / 7.23 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon SD990 IS. Canon SD990 IS is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 31mm narrower, 28mm shorter and 19mm thinner than Fujifilm X-T1 IR. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Canon SD990 IS has a built-in lens but Fujifilm X-T1 IR doesn't. Once you put a lens on X-T1 IR, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon SD990 IS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Canon SD990 IS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon SD990 IS is significantly lighter (235g ) than the Fujifilm X-T1 IR which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on X-T1 IR, the total kit will weigh much higher.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that X-T1 IR has a big advantage over SD990 IS which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm X-T1 IR's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon SD990 IS's 2.5" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Fujifilm X-T1 IR LCD screen also 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 SD990 IS has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to X-T1 IR.