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 Samsung SL30 and Canon G16 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Samsung SL30 has external dimensions of 94 x 61 x 23 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 0.91″) and weighs 140 g (0.31 lb / 4.94 oz) (including batteries). Canon G16 has external dimensions of 109 x 76 x 40 mm (4.29 x 2.99 x 1.57″) and weighs 356 g (0.78 lb / 12.56 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Samsung SL30 and Canon G16. Samsung SL30 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 15mm narrower, 15mm shorter and 17mm thinner than Canon G16.
Here is the back view size comparison of Samsung SL30 and Canon G16.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Samsung SL30 is significantly lighter (216g ) than the Canon G16 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Samsung SL30 (ES15) nor Canon PowerShot G16 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
Canon G16's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Samsung SL30's 2.5" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.