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 Nikon S30 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). Nikon S30 has external dimensions of 102 x 65 x 40 mm (4.02 x 2.56 x 1.57″) and weighs 214 g (0.47 lb / 7.55 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon P500 and Nikon S30. Nikon S30 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 14mm narrower, 19mm shorter and 63mm thinner than Nikon P500.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon P500 and Nikon S30.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon P500 and Nikon S30.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S30 is significantly lighter (280g ) than the Nikon P500 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of S30, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to P500.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon P500's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon S30's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Nikon P500 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, Nikon S30 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to P500.