Olympus E-500 weighs 479 g (1.06 lb / 16.90 oz)
and has external dimensions of 130 x 95 x 66 mm (5.12 x 3.74 x 2.6″)
. Considering that the average weight of DSLR type cameras is 773g, Olympus E-500 is a remarkably light camera for its class. With a thickness of 66mm, it has an average thickness for its class.
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Olympus E-500, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Olympus E-500 with its main competitors:
Olympus E-500 Size Compared to Main Competitors
Olympus E-500 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.