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 Fujifilm S1500 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). Fujifilm S1500 has external dimensions of 103 x 73 x 68 mm (4.06 x 2.87 x 2.68″) and weighs 345 g (0.76 lb / 12.17 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Fujifilm S1500. Panasonic ZS3 has the same height with Fujifilm S1500. On the other hand, with a width of 60mm, it is 13 narrower and also with a thickness of 33mm, it is 35mm thinner than Fujifilm S1500.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Fujifilm S1500.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Fujifilm S1500.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic ZS3 is significantly lighter (116g ) than the Fujifilm S1500 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7) nor Fujifilm FinePix S1500 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 Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS3's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Fujifilm S1500's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.