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 Fujifilm Z1000EXR and Panasonic ZS8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm Z1000EXR has external dimensions of 102 x 60 x 18 mm (4.02 x 2.36 x 0.71″) and weighs 157 g (0.35 lb / 5.54 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS8 has external dimensions of 105 x 58 x 33 mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.3″) and weighs 210 g (0.46 lb / 7.41 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Fujifilm Z1000EXR and Panasonic ZS8. Fujifilm Z1000EXR is 3mm narrower and 15mm thinner than Panasonic ZS8 but it is also 2mm taller.
Here is the back view size comparison of Fujifilm Z1000EXR and Panasonic ZS8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm Z1000EXR and Panasonic ZS8.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm Z1000EXR is significantly lighter (53g ) than the Panasonic ZS8 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Fujifilm FinePix Z1000EXR nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 (Lumix DMC-TZ18) 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
Fujifilm Z1000EXR's 3.5" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic ZS8's 3" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.