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 SZ-30MR and Olympus E-M5 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus SZ-30MR has external dimensions of 106 x 69 x 40 mm (4.17 x 2.72 x 1.57″) and weighs 226 g (0.50 lb / 7.97 oz) (including batteries). Olympus E-M5 has external dimensions of 122 x 89 x 43 mm (4.8 x 3.5 x 1.69″) and weighs 425 g (0.94 lb / 14.99 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus SZ-30MR and Olympus E-M5. Olympus SZ-30MR is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 16mm narrower, 20mm shorter and 3mm thinner than Olympus E-M5. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Olympus SZ-30MR has a built-in lens but Olympus E-M5 doesn't. Once you put a lens on E-M5, its thickness will increase significantly.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus SZ-30MR and Olympus E-M5.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus SZ-30MR is significantly lighter (199g ) than the Olympus E-M5 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on E-M5, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of E-M5, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to SZ-30MR.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus SZ-30MR and Olympus E-M5's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Olympus E-M5 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Olympus SZ-30MR has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to E-M5.