Panasonic SZ8 weighs 159 g (0.35 lb / 5.61 oz) and has external dimensions of 100 x 60 x 27 mm (3.94 x 2.36 x 1.06″). Considering that the average weight of Compact type cameras is 188g, Panasonic SZ8 is a remarkably light camera for its class. With a thickness of 27mm, it has an average thickness for its class.
Here is the front and top view image of Panasonic SZ8 with the dimensions:
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Panasonic SZ8, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now lets compare the weight and thickness of Panasonic SZ8 with its main competitors:
Panasonic SZ8 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 Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing page.