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 S6900 and Canon 170 IS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon S6900 has external dimensions of 99 x 58 x 28 mm (3.9 x 2.28 x 1.1″) and weighs 181 g (0.40 lb / 6.38 oz) (including batteries). Canon 170 IS has external dimensions of 100 x 58 x 23 mm (3.94 x 2.28 x 0.91″) and weighs 141 g (0.31 lb / 4.97 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S6900 and Canon 170 IS.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon S6900 and Canon 170 IS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S6900 and Canon 170 IS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon 170 IS is significantly lighter (40g ) than the Nikon S6900 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S6900 nor Canon PowerShot ELPH 170 IS (IXUS 170) 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 S6900's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon 170 IS's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, Nikon S6900 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. On the other hand, Canon 170 IS has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to S6900.