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 SX30 IS and Panasonic TS4 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon SX30 IS has external dimensions of 123 x 92 x 108 mm (4.84 x 3.62 x 4.25″) and weighs 601 g (1.32 lb / 21.20 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic TS4 has external dimensions of 103 x 64 x 27 mm (4.06 x 2.52 x 1.06″) and weighs 197 g (0.43 lb / 6.95 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon SX30 IS and Panasonic TS4. Panasonic TS4 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 20mm narrower, 28mm shorter and 81mm thinner than Canon SX30 IS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic TS4 is significantly lighter (404g ) than the Canon SX30 IS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon SX30 IS and Panasonic TS4's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 2.7".
On the other hand, Canon SX30 IS sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. Panasonic TS4's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to SX30 IS.