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 WX500 and Nikon AW130 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony WX500 has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42″) and weighs 236 g (0.52 lb / 8.32 oz) (including batteries). Nikon AW130 has external dimensions of 110 x 66 x 27 mm (4.33 x 2.6 x 1.06″) and weighs 221 g (0.49 lb / 7.80 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony WX500 and Nikon AW130. Sony WX500 is 8mm narrower and 8mm shorter than Nikon AW130 but it is also 9mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony WX500 and Nikon AW130.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon AW130 is 15g lighter than the Sony WX500 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of AW130, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to WX500.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony WX500 and Nikon AW130's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Sony WX500 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Nikon AW130 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to WX500.