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 TX5 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 TX5 has external dimensions of 94 x 57 x 18 mm (3.7 x 2.24 x 0.71″) and weighs 148 g (0.33 lb / 5.22 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Sony TX5. Sony TX5 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 9mm narrower, 3mm shorter and 15mm thinner than Panasonic ZS7.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Sony TX5.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony TX5 is significantly lighter (70g ) than the Panasonic ZS7 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS7 and Sony TX5'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.