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 Ricoh GXR Mount A12 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). Ricoh GXR Mount A12 has external dimensions of 120 x 70 x 45 mm (4.72 x 2.76 x 1.77″) and weighs 370 g (0.82 lb / 13.05 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12. Panasonic ZS3 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 17mm narrower, 10mm shorter and 12mm thinner than Ricoh GXR Mount A12.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS3 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12.
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 (141g ) than the Ricoh GXR Mount A12 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 (Lumix DMC-TZ7) nor Ricoh GXR Mount A12 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 Mirrorless Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS3 and Ricoh GXR Mount A12'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.