Size and weight is a big decision factor when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, We are going to illustrate Canon SX170 IS and Panasonic ZS60 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon SX170 IS has external dimensions of 108 x 71 x 44 mm (4.25 x 2.8 x 1.73″) and weighs 251 g (0.55 lb / 8.85 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS60 has external dimensions of 112 x 64 x 38 mm (4.41 x 2.52 x 1.5″) and weighs 282 g (0.62 lb / 9.95 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon SX170 IS and Panasonic ZS60. Panasonic ZS60 is 7mm shorter and 6mm thinner than Canon SX170 IS but it is also 4mm wider.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon SX170 IS and Panasonic ZS60.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon SX170 IS is 31g lighter than the Panasonic ZS60 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot SX170 IS nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS60 (Lumix DMC-TZ80) provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon SX170 IS and Panasonic ZS60's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.