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 Olympus TG-1 iHS 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). Olympus TG-1 iHS has external dimensions of 112 x 67 x 30 mm (4.41 x 2.64 x 1.18″) and weighs 230 g (0.51 lb / 8.11 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Olympus TG-1 iHS. Panasonic ZS3 is 9mm narrower and 7mm shorter than Olympus TG-1 iHS but it is also 3mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Olympus TG-1 iHS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Olympus TG-1 iHS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic ZS3 is 1g lighter than the Olympus TG-1 iHS but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of TG-1 iHS, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to ZS3.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS3 and Olympus TG-1 iHS'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.