Nikon S9700 weighs 232 g (0.51 lb / 8.18 oz) and has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 35 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.38″). Considering that the average weight of Compact type cameras is 188g, Nikon S9700 is a significantly heavy camera for its class. With a thickness of 35mm, it is not small either, 6mm thicker than the average of its class.
Here is the front and top view image of Nikon S9700 with the dimensions:
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Nikon S9700, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now lets compare the weight and thickness of Nikon S9700 with its main competitors:
Nikon S9700 doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing page.