One Olympus Stylus SZ-12 reviewer who reviewed it mentioned that it was compact. Steve's Digicams mentioned in their Olympus Stylus SZ-12 review “Compact design”. One person who reviewed it considered that it was thick. Steves-digicams.com mentioned “This range is very flexible, allowing you to capture a very wide angle at one end (great for broad landscapes, for example”.
One person considered that this digital cameras was a good body shape. Expert review site Steves-digicams.com said in their review “Designed to fit snugly into your hand thanks to its "Smart Grip" aluminum body design, this stylish camera boasts a who”.