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 ZS3 and Canon D30 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic ZS3 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 D30 has external dimensions of 109 x 68 x 28 mm (4.29 x 2.68 x 1.1″) and weighs 218 g (0.48 lb / 7.69 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Canon D30. Panasonic ZS3 is 6mm narrower and 8mm shorter than Canon D30 but it is also 5mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Canon D30.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Canon D30.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon D30 is 11g lighter than the Panasonic ZS3 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS3 and Canon D30's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.