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-100 and Panasonic FZ300 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus SP-100 has external dimensions of 122 x 91 x 133 mm (4.8 x 3.6 x 5.25″) and weighs 594 g (1.31 lb / 20.95 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-100 and Panasonic FZ300. Olympus SP-100 is 10mm narrower and 1mm shorter than Panasonic FZ300 but it is also 16mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Olympus SP-100 and Panasonic FZ300.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus SP-100 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-100 is significantly lighter (97g ) than the Panasonic FZ300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus SP-100 and Panasonic FZ300's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
On the other hand, 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. Olympus SP-100's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to FZ300.