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 LZ20 and Canon G3 X side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic LZ20 has external dimensions of 120 x 76 x 80 mm (4.72 x 2.99 x 3.15″) and weighs 499 g (1.10 lb / 17.60 oz) (including batteries). Canon G3 X has external dimensions of 123 x 77 x 105 mm (4.84 x 3.03 x 4.13″) and weighs 733 g (1.62 lb / 25.86 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic LZ20 and Canon G3 X. Panasonic LZ20 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 3mm narrower, 1mm shorter and 25mm thinner than Canon G3 X.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic LZ20 and Canon G3 X.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic LZ20 and Canon G3 X.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic LZ20 is significantly lighter (234g ) than the Canon G3 X which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of G3 X, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to LZ20.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G3 X's 3.2" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic LZ20's 3" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Canon G3 X LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic LZ20 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to G3 X.