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 ZS1 and Olympus FE-5020 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic ZS1 has external dimensions of 103 x 60 x 33 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.3″) and weighs 229 g (0.50 lb / 8.08 oz) (including batteries). Olympus FE-5020 has external dimensions of 93 x 56 x 25 mm (3.66 x 2.2 x 0.98″) and weighs 137 g (0.30 lb / 4.83 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS1 and Olympus FE-5020. Olympus FE-5020 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 10mm narrower, 4mm shorter and 8mm thinner than Panasonic ZS1.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS1 and Olympus FE-5020.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus FE-5020 is significantly lighter (92g ) than the Panasonic ZS1 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of FE-5020, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to ZS1.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS1 and Olympus FE-5020's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 2.7".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.