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 TS2 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic TS2 has external dimensions of 99 x 63 x 24 mm (3.9 x 2.48 x 0.94″) and weighs 188 g (0.41 lb / 6.63 oz) (including batteries). Olympus XZ-2 iHS has external dimensions of 113 x 65 x 48 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 1.89″) and weighs 346 g (0.76 lb / 12.20 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic TS2 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS. Panasonic TS2 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 14mm narrower, 2mm shorter and 24mm thinner than Olympus XZ-2 iHS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic TS2 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic TS2 is significantly lighter (158g ) than the Olympus XZ-2 iHS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus XZ-2 iHS's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic TS2's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Olympus XZ-2 iHS LCD screen also 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 TS2 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to XZ-2 iHS.