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 Panasonic FP7 and Olympus TG-870 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic FP7 has external dimensions of 101 x 59 x 18 mm (3.98 x 2.32 x 0.71″) and weighs 147 g (0.32 lb / 5.19 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 Panasonic FP7 and Olympus TG-870. Panasonic FP7 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 12mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 10mm thinner than Olympus TG-870.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FP7 and Olympus TG-870.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic FP7 and Olympus TG-870.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic FP7 is significantly lighter (74g ) than the Olympus TG-870 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic FP7's 3.5" LCD screen is slightly larger than Olympus TG-870's 3" screen.
On the other hand, Olympus TG-870 LCD screen has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic FP7 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to TG-870.