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 FZ80 and Canon 1200D side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic FZ80 has external dimensions of 130 x 94 x 119 mm (5.12 x 3.7 x 4.69″) and weighs 616 g (1.36 lb / 21.73 oz) (including batteries). Canon 1200D has external dimensions of 130 x 100 x 78 mm (5.12 x 3.94 x 3.07″) and weighs 480 g (1.06 lb / 16.93 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Panasonic FZ80 and the Canon 1200D. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Panasonic FZ80 has a built-in lens but Canon 1200D doesn't. Once you put a lens on 1200D, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Panasonic FZ80 and Canon 1200D.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic FZ80 and Canon 1200D.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon 1200D is significantly lighter (136g ) than the Panasonic FZ80 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 1200D, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Unfortunately neither the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ80 (Lumix DMC-FZ82) nor Canon EOS 1200D (EOS Rebel T5 / EOS Kiss X70) provides any type of weather sealing in their bodies, 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing Top DSLR Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic FZ80 and Canon 1200D's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.