Size and weight is a big decision factor when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, We are going to illustrate Nikon A100 and Olympus TG-870 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon A100 has external dimensions of 95 x 59 x 20 mm (3.74 x 2.32 x 0.79″) and weighs 119 g (0.26 lb / 4.20 oz) (including batteries). Olympus TG-870 has external dimensions of 113 x 64 x 28 mm (4.45 x 2.52 x 1.1″) and weighs 221 g (0.49 lb / 7.80 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon A100 and Olympus TG-870. Nikon A100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 18mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 8mm thinner than Olympus TG-870.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon A100 and Olympus TG-870.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon A100 and Olympus TG-870.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon A100 is significantly lighter (102g ) than the Olympus TG-870 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus TG-870's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon A100's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Olympus TG-870 LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Nikon A100 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to TG-870.