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 N Facebook ready 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 N Facebook ready 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 ZS3 and Canon N Facebook ready. Panasonic ZS3 has the same height with Canon N Facebook ready. 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 Facebook ready.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Canon N Facebook ready.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Canon N Facebook ready.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon N Facebook ready is significantly lighter (34g ) than the Panasonic ZS3 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7) nor Canon PowerShot N Facebook ready 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 ZS3's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Canon N Facebook ready's 2.8" screen.
On the other hand, Canon N Facebook ready LCD screen 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 ZS3 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to N Facebook ready.