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 SZ5 and Olympus XZ-10 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic SZ5 has external dimensions of 104 x 58 x 21 mm (4.09 x 2.28 x 0.83″) and weighs 136 g (0.30 lb / 4.80 oz) (including batteries). Olympus XZ-10 has external dimensions of 102 x 61 x 34 mm (4.03 x 2.41 x 1.35″) and weighs 221 g (0.49 lb / 7.80 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic SZ5 and Olympus XZ-10. Panasonic SZ5 is 3mm shorter and 13mm thinner than Olympus XZ-10 but it is also 2mm wider.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic SZ5 and Olympus XZ-10.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic SZ5 and Olympus XZ-10.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic SZ5 is significantly lighter (85g ) than the Olympus XZ-10 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 nor Olympus Stylus XZ-10 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
Panasonic SZ5 and Olympus XZ-10's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.