Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Panasonic G9 and Casio EX-ZR1000 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic G9 has external dimensions of 137 x 97 x 92 mm (5.39 x 3.82 x 3.62″) and weighs 658 g (1.45 lb / 23.21 oz) (including batteries). Casio EX-ZR1000 has external dimensions of 108 x 62 x 37 mm (4.25 x 2.44 x 1.46″) and weighs 255 g (0.56 lb / 8.99 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Panasonic G9 and the Casio EX-ZR1000. Casio EX-ZR1000 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 29mm narrower, 35mm shorter and 55mm thinner than Panasonic G9. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Casio EX-ZR1000 has a built-in lens but Panasonic G9 doesn't. Once you put a lens on G9, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Panasonic G9 and Casio EX-ZR1000.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic G9 and Casio EX-ZR1000.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Casio EX-ZR1000 is significantly lighter (403g ) than the Panasonic G9 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on G9, the total kit will weigh much higher.
With its weather-sealed body, we believe that the G9 has a big advantage over the EX-ZR1000 which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic G9 and Casio EX-ZR1000's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Casio EX-ZR1000 features a Tilting-only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over-the-head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic G9 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful, especially for taking selfies and video.