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 ZS1 and Canon N side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic ZS1 has external dimensions of 103 x 60 x 33 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.3″) and weighs 229 g (0.50 lb / 8.08 oz) (including batteries). Canon N has external dimensions of 79 x 60 x 29 mm (3.11 x 2.36 x 1.14″) and weighs 195 g (0.43 lb / 6.88 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS1 and Canon N. Panasonic ZS1 has the same height with Canon N. On the other hand, with a width of 103mm, it is 24 wider and also with a thickness of 33mm, it is 4mm thicker than Canon N.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS1 and Canon N.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon N is significantly lighter (34g ) than the Panasonic ZS1 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS1 (Lumix DMC-TZ6) nor Canon PowerShot N 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
Canon N's 2.8" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic ZS1's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Canon N 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 ZS1 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to N.