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 Sony HX7V 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). Sony HX7V has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 29 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.14″) and weighs 208 g (0.46 lb / 7.34 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Sony HX7V. Sony HX7V is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 1mm narrower, 2mm shorter and 4mm thinner than Panasonic ZS7.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Sony HX7V.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Sony HX7V.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX7V is 10g lighter than the Panasonic ZS7 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS7 (Lumix DMC-TZ10) nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX7V 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 Sony HX7V'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.