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 S9900w and Olympus E-30 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm S9900w 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). Olympus E-30 has external dimensions of 142 x 108 x 75 mm (5.59 x 4.25 x 2.95″) and weighs 695 g (1.53 lb / 24.52 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Fujifilm S9900w and the Olympus E-30. Fujifilm S9900w is 19mm narrower and 21mm shorter than Olympus E-30 but it is also 41mm thicker. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Fujifilm S9900w has a built-in lens but Olympus E-30 doesn't. Once you put a lens on E-30, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Fujifilm S9900w and Olympus E-30.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm S9900w and Olympus E-30.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm S9900w is 25g lighter than the Olympus E-30 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on E-30, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Unfortunately neither the Fujifilm S9900w nor Olympus E-30 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 DSLR Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm S9900w's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Olympus E-30's 2.7" screen.