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 X-A2 and Olympus E-PL8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm X-A2 has external dimensions of 117 x 67 x 40 mm (4.61 x 2.64 x 1.57″) and weighs 350 g (0.77 lb / 12.35 oz) (including batteries). Olympus E-PL8 has external dimensions of 115 x 67 x 38 mm (4.53 x 2.64 x 1.5″) and weighs 357 g (0.79 lb / 12.59 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Fujifilm X-A2 and the Olympus E-PL8. Fujifilm X-A2 has the same height with Olympus E-PL8. On the other hand, with a width of 117mm, it is 2 wider and also with a thickness of 40mm, it is 2mm thicker than Olympus E-PL8.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Fujifilm X-A2 and Olympus E-PL8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm X-A2 and Olympus E-PL8.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm X-A2 is 7g lighter than the Olympus E-PL8 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you also have to take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since Fujifilm X-A2 has an APS-C sized sensor and Olympus E-PL8 has a smaller Four Thirds sensor, Olympus E-PL8's lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will generally be lighter and smaller than the Fujifilm X-A2 lenses.
Unfortunately neither the Fujifilm X-A2 nor Olympus PEN E-PL8 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 Mirrorless Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm X-A2 and Olympus E-PL8's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Both cameras feature Tilting screens
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over-the-head levels.