A few Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 owners considered that it was thin. What Digital Camera wrote "Slim body" in their review of this digital cameras.
Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 reviewers agreed that it was a good body shape. expert website Cnet.com.au wrote "Thanks to the combination of a black machined metal body and a lovely satin chrome strip along the top" in their review. Cnet.com.au also said "Lovely, high-class body".
One Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 owner reckoned that it was compact. expert website Steve's Digicams mentioned in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ5 review "The Lumix SZ5 is the latest addition to Panasonic's Advanced Stylish series of compact cameras".