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 SP-590 UZ and Panasonic FZ300 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus SP-590 UZ has external dimensions of 116 x 84 x 81 mm (4.57 x 3.31 x 3.19″) and weighs 413 g (0.91 lb / 14.57 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic FZ300 has external dimensions of 132 x 92 x 117 mm (5.2 x 3.62 x 4.61″) and weighs 691 g (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus SP-590 UZ and Panasonic FZ300. Olympus SP-590 UZ is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 16mm narrower, 8mm shorter and 36mm thinner than Panasonic FZ300.
Here is the back view size comparison of Olympus SP-590 UZ and Panasonic FZ300.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus SP-590 UZ is significantly lighter (278g ) than the Panasonic FZ300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic FZ300's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Olympus SP-590 UZ's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, Panasonic FZ300 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. On the other hand, Olympus SP-590 UZ has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to FZ300.