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 S33 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon S33 has external dimensions of 110 x 66 x 27 mm (4.33 x 2.6 x 1.06″) and weighs 221 g (0.49 lb / 7.80 oz) (including batteries). Olympus XZ-2 iHS has external dimensions of 113 x 65 x 48 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 1.89″) and weighs 346 g (0.76 lb / 12.20 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S33 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS. Nikon S33 is 3mm narrower and 21mm thinner than Olympus XZ-2 iHS but it is also 1mm taller.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S33 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon S33 is significantly lighter (125g ) than the Olympus XZ-2 iHS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that S33 has a big advantage over XZ-2 iHS which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus XZ-2 iHS's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon S33's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Olympus XZ-2 iHS 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 S33 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to XZ-2 iHS.