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-PL8 and Olympus PEN-F side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus E-PL8 has external dimensions of 115 x 67 x 38 mm (4.53 x 2.64 x 1.5″) and weighs 357 g (0.79 lb / 12.59 oz) (including batteries). Olympus PEN-F has external dimensions of 125 x 72 x 37 mm (4.92 x 2.83 x 1.46″) and weighs 427 g (0.94 lb / 15.06 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus E-PL8 and Olympus PEN-F. Olympus E-PL8 is 10mm narrower and 5mm shorter than Olympus PEN-F but it is also 1mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Olympus E-PL8 and Olympus PEN-F.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus E-PL8 and Olympus PEN-F.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus E-PL8 is significantly lighter (70g ) than the Olympus PEN-F 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-PL8 and Olympus PEN-F 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.
Unfortunately neither Olympus PEN E-PL8 nor Olympus PEN-F 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 Mirrorless Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus E-PL8 and Olympus PEN-F's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.
Olympus E-PL8 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Olympus PEN-F sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.