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 Panasonic XS1 and Nikon S9300 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic XS1 has external dimensions of 94 x 54 x 14 mm (3.7 x 2.13 x 0.55″) and weighs 103 g (0.23 lb / 3.63 oz) (including batteries). Nikon S9300 has external dimensions of 109 x 62 x 31 mm (4.29 x 2.44 x 1.22″) and weighs 215 g (0.47 lb / 7.58 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic XS1 and Nikon S9300. Panasonic XS1 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 15mm narrower, 8mm shorter and 17mm thinner than Nikon S9300.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic XS1 and Nikon S9300.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic XS1 and Nikon S9300.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic XS1 is significantly lighter (112g ) than the Nikon S9300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1 nor Nikon Coolpix S9300 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 S9300's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic XS1's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.