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 S9100 and Nikon 1 S1 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon S9100 has external dimensions of 105 x 62 x 35 mm (4.13 x 2.44 x 1.38″) and weighs 214 g (0.47 lb / 7.55 oz) (including batteries). Nikon 1 S1 has external dimensions of 102 x 61 x 30 mm (4.02 x 2.4 x 1.18″) and weighs 197 g (0.43 lb / 6.95 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S9100 and Nikon 1 S1. Nikon 1 S1 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 3mm narrower, 1mm shorter and 5mm thinner than Nikon S9100. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Nikon S9100 has a built-in lens but Nikon 1 S1 doesn't. Once you put a lens on 1 S1, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon S9100 and Nikon 1 S1.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S9100 and Nikon 1 S1.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon 1 S1 is 17g lighter than the Nikon S9100 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 1 S1, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S9100 nor Nikon 1 S1 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 Top Mirrorless Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon S9100 and Nikon 1 S1's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.