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 Panasonic TS20 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). Panasonic TS20 has external dimensions of 101 x 58 x 19 mm (3.98 x 2.28 x 0.75″) and weighs 142 g (0.31 lb / 5.01 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus SZ-30MR and Panasonic TS20. Panasonic TS20 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 5mm narrower, 11mm shorter and 21mm thinner than Olympus SZ-30MR.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus SZ-30MR and Panasonic TS20.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic TS20 is significantly lighter (84g ) than the Olympus SZ-30MR which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of TS20, 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's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic TS20's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.