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 Sony H20 and Canon G16 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony H20 has external dimensions of 107 x 69 x 47 mm (4.21 x 2.72 x 1.85″) and weighs 250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 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 Sony H20 and Canon G16. Sony H20 is 2mm narrower and 7mm shorter than Canon G16 but it is also 7mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony H20 and Canon G16.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony H20 is significantly lighter (106g ) than the Canon G16 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H20 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
Sony H20 and Canon G16'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.