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 Pentax W90 and Canon SX30 IS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Pentax W90 has external dimensions of 108 x 59 x 25 mm (4.25 x 2.32 x 0.98″) and weighs 164 g (0.36 lb / 5.78 oz) (including batteries). Canon SX30 IS has external dimensions of 123 x 92 x 108 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25″) and weighs 601 g (1.32 lb / 21.20 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Pentax W90 and Canon SX30 IS. Pentax W90 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 15mm narrower, 33mm shorter and 83mm thinner than Canon SX30 IS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Pentax W90 is significantly lighter (437g ) than the Canon SX30 IS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Pentax W90 and Canon SX30 IS's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 2.7".
On the other hand, Canon SX30 IS 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. Pentax W90's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to SX30 IS.