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 SX720 HS and Panasonic ZS80 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon SX720 HS has external dimensions of 110 x 64 x 36 mm (4.33 x 2.52 x 1.42″) and weighs 270 g (0.60 lb / 9.52 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS80 has external dimensions of 112 x 69 x 42 mm (4.41 x 2.72 x 1.65″) and weighs 327 g (0.72 lb / 11.53 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon SX720 HS and Panasonic ZS80. Canon SX720 HS is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 2mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 6mm thinner than Panasonic ZS80.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon SX720 HS and Panasonic ZS80.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon SX720 HS and Panasonic ZS80.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon SX720 HS is significantly lighter (57g ) than the Panasonic ZS80 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Canon PowerShot SX720 HS nor Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) 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 SX720 HS and Panasonic ZS80's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Panasonic ZS80 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Canon SX720 HS has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to ZS80.