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 Nikon A1000 and Panasonic ZS60 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon A1000 has external dimensions of 114 x 72 x 41 mm (4.49 x 2.83 x 1.61″) and weighs 330 g (0.73 lb / 11.64 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 Nikon A1000 and Panasonic ZS60. Panasonic ZS60 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 2mm narrower, 8mm shorter and 3mm thinner than Nikon A1000.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon A1000 and Panasonic ZS60.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon A1000 and Panasonic ZS60.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic ZS60 is significantly lighter (48g ) than the Nikon A1000 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix A1000 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
Nikon A1000 and Panasonic ZS60's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Nikon A1000 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 Panasonic ZS60 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to A1000.