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 Nikon P300 and Canon ELPH 340 HS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon P300 has external dimensions of 103 x 58 x 32 mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26″) and weighs 189 g (0.42 lb / 6.67 oz) (including batteries). Canon ELPH 340 HS has external dimensions of 100 x 58 x 22 mm (3.93 x 2.27 x 0.88″) and weighs 147 g (0.32 lb / 5.19 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon P300 and Canon ELPH 340 HS. Nikon P300 has the same height with Canon ELPH 340 HS. On the other hand, with a width of 103mm, it is 3 wider and also with a thickness of 32mm, it is 10mm thicker than Canon ELPH 340 HS.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon P300 and Canon ELPH 340 HS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon P300 and Canon ELPH 340 HS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon ELPH 340 HS is significantly lighter (42g ) than the Nikon P300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix P300 nor Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS (IXUS 265 HS) 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
Nikon P300 and Canon ELPH 340 HS's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.