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 Olympus E-M10 IV and Panasonic GX8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus E-M10 IV has external dimensions of 122 x 84 x 49 mm (4.8 x 3.31 x 1.93″) and weighs 383 g (0.84 lb / 13.51 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic GX8 has external dimensions of 133 x 78 x 63 mm (5.24 x 3.07 x 2.48″) and weighs 487 g (1.07 lb / 17.18 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus E-M10 IV and Panasonic GX8. Olympus E-M10 IV is 11mm narrower and 14mm thinner than Panasonic GX8 but it is also 6mm taller.
Here is the back view size comparison of Olympus E-M10 IV and Panasonic GX8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus E-M10 IV and Panasonic GX8.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus E-M10 IV is significantly lighter (104g ) than the Panasonic GX8 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Also keep in mind that body weight is not the only deciding factor when comparing two interchangeable camera bodies, you have to also take into account the lenses that you will be using with these bodies. Since both Olympus E-M10 IV and Panasonic GX8 have the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount and Four Thirds sized sensors, lenses will not be a differentiator on total size of the system.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of GX8, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to E-M10 IV.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus E-M10 IV and Panasonic GX8's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Olympus E-M10 IV features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic GX8 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.