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 FZ80 and Nikon B500 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic FZ80 has external dimensions of 130 x 94 x 119 mm (5.12 x 3.7 x 4.69″) and weighs 616 g (1.36 lb / 21.73 oz) (including batteries). Nikon B500 has external dimensions of 114 x 78 x 95 mm (4.49 x 3.07 x 3.74″) and weighs 541 g (1.19 lb / 19.08 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FZ80 and Nikon B500. Nikon B500 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 16mm narrower, 16mm shorter and 24mm thinner than Panasonic FZ80.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FZ80 and Nikon B500.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic FZ80 and Nikon B500.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon B500 is 75g lighter than the Panasonic FZ80 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 (Lumix DMC-FZ82) nor Nikon Coolpix B500 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic FZ80 and Nikon B500's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
On the other hand, Nikon B500 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 Panasonic FZ80 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to B500.