Compact body of Panasonic SZ5 makes it much easier to carry it with you all day. 136g
This camera is so light that you can comfortably carry it around all day. Body Thickness 21mm
With a thickness of only21mm,Panasonic SZ5 is small as it could get. 10.0X Optical Zoom
10.0X Optical Zoom of Panasonic SZ5 will give you a lot of flexibility considering this will be your only camera during the day.
Small 1/2.33" (6.08 x 4.56 mm) sensor
Panasonic SZ5's small sensor struggles in low light situations compared to larger sensor. No RAW shooting capability
RAW files contains much more color information compared to JPEGs, and gives you more room for post processing without significant quality loss. They provide wider dynamic range and option to recover shadow and highlight clipping to some degree.