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 Panasonic LZ30 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). Panasonic LZ30 has external dimensions of 124 x 84 x 92 mm (4.88 x 3.31 x 3.62″) and weighs 552 g (1.22 lb / 19.47 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S9100 and Panasonic LZ30. Nikon S9100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 19mm narrower, 22mm shorter and 57mm thinner than Panasonic LZ30.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon S9100 and Panasonic LZ30.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S9100 and Panasonic LZ30.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S9100 is significantly lighter (338g ) than the Panasonic LZ30 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S9100 nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon S9100 and Panasonic LZ30's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.