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 Pentax WS80 and Panasonic ZS50 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Pentax WS80 has external dimensions of 92 x 60 x 22 mm (3.62 x 2.36 x 0.87″) and weighs 125 g (0.28 lb / 4.41 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS50 has external dimensions of 111 x 65 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.34″) and weighs 243 g (0.54 lb / 8.57 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Pentax WS80 and Panasonic ZS50. Pentax WS80 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 19mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 12mm thinner than Panasonic ZS50.
Here is the back view size comparison of Pentax WS80 and Panasonic ZS50.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Pentax WS80 is significantly lighter (118g ) than the Panasonic ZS50 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic ZS50's 3 LCD screen is slightly larger than Pentax WS80's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.