Olympus E-420 weighs 426 g (0.94 lb / 15.03 oz)
and has external dimensions of 130 x 91 x 53 mm (5.12 x 3.58 x 2.09″)
. Considering that the average weight of DSLR type cameras is 773g, Olympus E-420 is a remarkably light camera for its class. Even better, with a thickness of only 53mm, it is also quite small, 23mm thinner than the average of its class.
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Olympus E-420, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now let's compare Olympus E-420 size with the camera that it replaced: Olympus E-410. As depicted on the comparison image, and have the exact same height, width and thickness.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Olympus E-420 with its main competitors:
Olympus E-420 Size Compared to Main Competitors
Olympus E-420 doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top DSLR Cameras with Weather Sealing page.