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 TG-2 iHS and Canon SX40 HS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus TG-2 iHS has external dimensions of 111 x 67 x 29 mm (4.37 x 2.64 x 1.14″) and weighs 230 g (0.51 lb / 8.11 oz) (including batteries). Canon SX40 HS has external dimensions of 123 x 92 x 108 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25″) and weighs 600 g (1.32 lb / 21.16 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus TG-2 iHS and Canon SX40 HS. Olympus TG-2 iHS is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 12mm narrower, 25mm shorter and 79mm thinner than Canon SX40 HS.
Here is the back view size comparison of Olympus TG-2 iHS and Canon SX40 HS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus TG-2 iHS and Canon SX40 HS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus TG-2 iHS is significantly lighter (370g ) than the Canon SX40 HS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that TG-2 iHS has a big advantage over SX40 HS which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus TG-2 iHS's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon SX40 HS's 2.7" screen.
On the other hand, Canon SX40 HS 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 TG-2 iHS has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to SX40 HS.