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-PL9 and Samsung NX3000 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus E-PL9 has external dimensions of 117 x 68 x 39 mm (4.61 x 2.68 x 1.54″) and weighs 380 g (0.84 lb / 13.40 oz) (including batteries). Samsung NX3000 has external dimensions of 117 x 66 x 39 mm (4.61 x 2.6 x 1.54″) and weighs 230 g (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus E-PL9 and Samsung NX3000.
Here is the back view size comparison of Olympus E-PL9 and Samsung NX3000.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus E-PL9 and Samsung NX3000.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Samsung NX3000 is significantly lighter (150g ) than the Olympus E-PL9 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 Samsung NX3000 has an APS-C sized sensor and Olympus E-PL9 has a smaller Four Thirds sensor, Olympus E-PL9's lenses for a similar focal length and aperture will generally be lighter and smaller than the Samsung NX3000 lenses.
Unfortunately neither Olympus PEN E-PL9 nor Samsung NX3000 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-PL9 and Samsung NX3000's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.
Both cameras feature Tilting screens
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels.