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 S6100 and Canon G1 X side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon S6100 has external dimensions of 98 x 58 x 27 mm (3.86 x 2.28 x 1.06″) and weighs 175 g (0.39 lb / 6.17 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 S6100 and Canon G1 X. Nikon S6100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 19mm narrower, 23mm shorter and 38mm thinner than Canon G1 X.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S6100 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 S6100 is significantly lighter (359g ) than the Canon G1 X which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S6100 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 Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon S6100 and Canon G1 X's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Canon G1 X 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 S6100's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to G1 X.