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 S4100 and Canon G1 X II side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon S4100 has external dimensions of 95 x 57 x 20 mm (3.74 x 2.24 x 0.79″) and weighs (including batteries). Canon G1 X II has external dimensions of 116 x 74 x 66 mm (4.57 x 2.91 x 2.6″) and weighs 553 g (1.22 lb / 19.51 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S4100 and Canon G1 X II. Nikon S4100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 21mm narrower, 17mm shorter and 46mm thinner than Canon G1 X II.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon S4100 and Canon G1 X II.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S4100 and Canon G1 X II.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S4100 is 553g lighter than the Canon G1 X II but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S4100 nor Canon PowerShot G1 X Mark II 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 S4100 and Canon G1 X II's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Canon G1 X II features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Nikon S4100 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to G1 X MII.