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 SX700 HS and Panasonic ZS40 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon SX700 HS has external dimensions of 113 x 66 x 35 mm (4.45 x 2.6 x 1.38″) and weighs 269 g (0.59 lb / 9.49 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS40 has external dimensions of 111 x 64 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.52 x 1.34″) and weighs 240 g (0.53 lb / 8.47 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon SX700 HS and Panasonic ZS40. Panasonic ZS40 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 2mm narrower, 2mm shorter and 1mm thinner than Canon SX700 HS.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon SX700 HS and Panasonic ZS40.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon SX700 HS and Panasonic ZS40.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic ZS40 is 29g lighter than the Canon SX700 HS but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot SX700 HS nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS40 (Lumix DMC-TZ60) 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 SX700 HS and Panasonic ZS40'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.