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 W690 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 W690 has external dimensions of 94 x 56 x 22 mm (3.7 x 2.2 x 0.87″) and weighs 142 g (0.31 lb / 5.01 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Sony W690. Sony W690 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 9mm narrower, 4mm shorter and 11mm thinner than Panasonic ZS7.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic ZS7 and Sony W690.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony W690 is significantly lighter (76g ) 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 Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W690 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 W690'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.