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 Pentax WS80 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). Pentax WS80 has external dimensions of 92 x 60 x 22 mm (3.62 x 2.36 x 0.87″) and weighs 125 g (0.28 lb / 4.41 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Pentax WS80. Panasonic ZS3 has the same height with Pentax WS80. On the other hand, with a width of 103mm, it is 11 wider and also with a thickness of 33mm, it is 11mm thicker than Pentax WS80.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Pentax WS80.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Pentax WS80 is significantly lighter (104g ) than the Panasonic ZS3 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS3's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Pentax WS80's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.