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 Panasonic ZS80 and Sony HX50V side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. 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). Sony HX50V has external dimensions of 108 x 64 x 38 mm (4.25 x 2.52 x 1.5″) and weighs 272 g (0.60 lb / 9.59 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS80 and Sony HX50V. Sony HX50V is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 4mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 4mm thinner than Panasonic ZS80.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS80 and Sony HX50V.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS80 and Sony HX50V.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX50V is significantly lighter (55g ) than the Panasonic ZS80 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DC-ZS80 (Lumix DC-TZ95) nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50V 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
Panasonic ZS80 and Sony HX50V'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 Sony HX50V has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to ZS80.