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 ZS7 and Olympus VR-340 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic ZS7 has external dimensions of 103 x 60 x 33 mm (4.06 x 2.36 x 1.3″) and weighs 218 g (0.48 lb / 7.69 oz) (including batteries). Olympus VR-340 has external dimensions of 96 x 57 x 19 mm (3.78 x 2.24 x 0.75″) and weighs 125 g (0.28 lb / 4.41 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Olympus VR-340. Olympus VR-340 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 7mm narrower, 3mm shorter and 14mm thinner than Panasonic ZS7.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Olympus VR-340.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Olympus VR-340 is significantly lighter (93g ) than the Panasonic ZS7 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Lumix DMC-TZ10) nor Olympus VR-340 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 ZS7 and Olympus VR-340'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.