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 SZ8 and Olympus TG-5 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic SZ8 has external dimensions of 100 x 60 x 27 mm (3.94 x 2.36 x 1.06″) and weighs 159 g (0.35 lb / 5.61 oz) (including batteries). Olympus TG-5 has external dimensions of 113 x 66 x 32 mm (4.45 x 2.6 x 1.26″) and weighs 250 g (0.55 lb / 8.82 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic SZ8 and Olympus TG-5. Panasonic SZ8 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 13mm narrower, 6mm shorter and 5mm thinner than Olympus TG-5.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic SZ8 and Olympus TG-5.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic SZ8 and Olympus TG-5.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic SZ8 is significantly lighter (91g ) than the Olympus TG-5 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic SZ8 and Olympus TG-5'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.