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 TG-2 iHS 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 TG-2 iHS has external dimensions of 111 x 67 x 29 mm (4.37 x 2.64 x 1.14″) and weighs 230 g (0.51 lb / 8.11 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS1 and Olympus TG-2 iHS. Panasonic ZS1 is 8mm narrower and 7mm shorter than Olympus TG-2 iHS but it is also 4mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS1 and Olympus TG-2 iHS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic ZS1 is 1g lighter than the Olympus TG-2 iHS but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of TG-2 iHS, 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
Olympus TG-2 iHS's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic ZS1's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.