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 Nikon S9700 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). Nikon S9700 has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 35 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.38″) and weighs 232 g (0.51 lb / 8.18 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S4100 and Nikon S9700. Nikon S4100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 15mm narrower, 7mm shorter and 15mm thinner than Nikon S9700.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon S4100 and Nikon S9700.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S4100 and Nikon S9700.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S4100 is 232g lighter than the Nikon S9700 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S4100 nor Nikon Coolpix S9700 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 Nikon S9700's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.