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 TS30 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic TS30 has external dimensions of 104 x 58 x 20 mm (4.09 x 2.28 x 0.79″) and weighs 142 g (0.31 lb / 5.01 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 TS30 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS. Panasonic TS30 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 9mm narrower, 7mm shorter and 28mm thinner than Olympus XZ-2 iHS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic TS30 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 TS30 is significantly lighter (204g ) 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 TS30'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 TS30 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to XZ-2 iHS.