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 VG-145 and Olympus TG-870 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus VG-145 has external dimensions of 96 x 57 x 19 mm (3.78 x 2.24 x 0.75″) and weighs 120 g (0.26 lb / 4.23 oz) (including batteries). Olympus TG-870 has external dimensions of 113 x 64 x 28 mm (4.45 x 2.52 x 1.1″) and weighs 221 g (0.49 lb / 7.80 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus VG-145 and Olympus TG-870. Olympus VG-145 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 17mm narrower, 7mm shorter and 9mm thinner than Olympus TG-870.
Here is the back view size comparison of Olympus VG-145 and Olympus TG-870.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus VG-145 and Olympus TG-870.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus VG-145 is significantly lighter (101g ) than the Olympus TG-870 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus VG-145 and Olympus TG-870's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Olympus TG-870 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 VG-145 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to TG-870.