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 VR-340 and Panasonic ZS50 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Olympus VR-340 has external dimensions of 96 x 57 x 19 mm (3.78 x 2.24 x 0.75″) and weighs 125 g (0.28 lb / 4.41 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS50 has external dimensions of 111 x 65 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.34″) and weighs 243 g (0.54 lb / 8.57 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Olympus VR-340 and Panasonic ZS50. Olympus VR-340 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 15mm narrower, 8mm shorter and 15mm thinner than Panasonic ZS50.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Olympus VR-340 and Panasonic ZS50.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus VR-340 is significantly lighter (118g ) than the Panasonic ZS50 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Olympus VR-340 nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus VR-340 and Panasonic ZS50's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.