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 Samsung SL30 and Panasonic ZS50 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Samsung SL30 has external dimensions of 94 x 61 x 23 mm (3.7 x 2.4 x 0.91″) and weighs 140 g (0.31 lb / 4.94 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 Samsung SL30 and Panasonic ZS50. Samsung SL30 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 17mm narrower, 4mm shorter and 11mm thinner than Panasonic ZS50.
Here is the back view size comparison of Samsung SL30 and Panasonic ZS50.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Samsung SL30 is significantly lighter (103g ) than the Panasonic ZS50 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Samsung SL30 (ES15) nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 (Lumix DMC-TZ70) 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 ZS50's 3 LCD screen is slightly larger than Samsung SL30's 2.5" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.