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 P300 and Panasonic F5 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon P300 has external dimensions of 103 x 58 x 32 mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26″) and weighs 189 g (0.42 lb / 6.67 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic F5 has external dimensions of 97 x 58 x 22 mm (3.82 x 2.28 x 0.87″) and weighs 121 g (0.27 lb / 4.27 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon P300 and Panasonic F5. Nikon P300 has the same height with Panasonic F5. On the other hand, with a width of 103mm, it is 6 wider and also with a thickness of 32mm, it is 10mm thicker than Panasonic F5.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon P300 and Panasonic F5.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic F5 is significantly lighter (68g ) than the Nikon P300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix P300 nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-F5 provides any type of weather sealing in their body, 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 Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon P300's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic F5's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.