Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Fujifilm S9800 and Panasonic SZ10
side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm S9800 has external dimensions of 123 x 87 x 116 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 4.57″) and weighs 670 g (1.48 lb / 23.63 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic SZ10
has external dimensions of 99 x 60 x 30 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.18″) and weighs 177 g (0.39 lb / 6.24 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Fujifilm S9800 and the Panasonic SZ10
. Panasonic SZ10
is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 24mm narrower, 27mm shorter and 86mm thinner than Fujifilm S9800.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Fujifilm S9800 and Panasonic SZ10
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm S9800 and Panasonic SZ10
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
is significantly lighter (493g ) than the Fujifilm S9800 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither the Fujifilm S9800 nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 provides any type of weather sealing in their bodies, 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm S9800 and Panasonic SZ10
's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
On the other hand, Panasonic SZ10
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 Fujifilm S9800 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to SZ10.