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-5 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-5 has external dimensions of 143 x 117 x 75 mm (5.63 x 4.61 x 2.95″) and weighs 800 g (1.76 lb / 28.22 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Fujifilm S9900w and the Olympus E-5. Fujifilm S9900w is 20mm narrower and 30mm shorter than Olympus E-5 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-5 doesn't. Once you put a lens on E-5, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Fujifilm S9900w and Olympus E-5.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm S9900w and Olympus E-5.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm S9900w is significantly lighter (130g ) than the Olympus E-5 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
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-5, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Thanks to the weather-sealed body of the E-5, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to the S9900w.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm S9900w and Olympus E-5's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
On the other hand, Olympus E-5 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over-the-head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. Fujifilm S9900w's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to E-5.