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 S6500 and Panasonic SZ8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon S6500 has external dimensions of and weighs 250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic SZ8 has external dimensions of 100 x 60 x 27 mm (3.94 x 2.36 x 1.06″) and weighs 159 g (0.35 lb / 5.61 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon S6500 and Panasonic SZ8. Nikon S6500 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 5mm narrower, 2mm shorter and 1mm thinner than Panasonic SZ8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon S6500 and Panasonic SZ8.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic SZ8 is significantly lighter (91g ) than the Nikon S6500 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix S6500 nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ8 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 S6500 and Panasonic SZ8's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.