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 S8100 and Fujifilm X30 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon S8100 has external dimensions of 104 x 60 x 30 mm (4.09 x 2.36 x 1.18″) and weighs 180 g (0.40 lb / 6.35 oz) (including batteries). Fujifilm X30 has external dimensions of 119 x 72 x 60 mm (4.69 x 2.83 x 2.36″) and weighs 423 g (0.93 lb / 14.92 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S8100 and Fujifilm X30. Nikon S8100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 15mm narrower, 12mm shorter and 30mm thinner than Fujifilm X30.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon S8100 and Fujifilm X30.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S8100 and Fujifilm X30.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S8100 is significantly lighter (243g ) than the Fujifilm X30 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S8100 nor Fujifilm X30 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 S8100 and Fujifilm X30's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Fujifilm X30 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 S8100 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to X30.