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 Panasonic GH4 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). Panasonic GH4 has external dimensions of 133 x 93 x 84 mm (5.24 x 3.66 x 3.31″) and weighs 560 g (1.23 lb / 19.75 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S4100 and Panasonic GH4. Nikon S4100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 38mm narrower, 36mm shorter and 64mm thinner than Panasonic GH4. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Nikon S4100 has a built-in lens but Panasonic GH4 doesn't. Once you put a lens on GH4, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon S4100 and Panasonic GH4.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S4100 and Panasonic GH4.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S4100 is 560g lighter than the Panasonic GH4 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on GH4, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of GH4, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to S4100.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon S4100 and Panasonic GH4's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Panasonic GH4 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. Nikon S4100's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to GH4.