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 P500 and Canon G1 X side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon P500 has external dimensions of 116 x 84 x 10 mm (4.57 x 3.31 x 4.06″) and weighs 494 g (1.09 lb / 17.43 oz) (including batteries). Canon G1 X has external dimensions of 117 x 81 x 65 mm (4.61 x 3.19 x 2.56″) and weighs 534 g (1.18 lb / 18.84 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon P500 and Canon G1 X. Canon G1 X is 3mm shorter and 38mm thinner than Nikon P500 but it is also 1mm wider.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon P500 and Canon G1 X.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon P500 is 40g lighter than the Canon G1 X but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix P500 nor Canon PowerShot G1 X 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 Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon P500 and Canon G1 X's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Nikon P500 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Canon G1 X sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.