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 TL225 and Panasonic LZ30 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Samsung TL225 has external dimensions of 100 x 60 x 19 mm (3.94 x 2.36 x 0.75″) and weighs 187 g (0.41 lb / 6.60 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic LZ30 has external dimensions of 124 x 84 x 92 mm (4.88 x 3.31 x 3.62″) and weighs 552 g (1.22 lb / 19.47 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Samsung TL225 and Panasonic LZ30. Samsung TL225 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 24mm narrower, 24mm shorter and 73mm thinner than Panasonic LZ30.
Here is the back view size comparison of Samsung TL225 and Panasonic LZ30.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Samsung TL225 and Panasonic LZ30.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Samsung TL225 is significantly lighter (365g ) than the Panasonic LZ30 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Samsung TL225 (ST550) nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ30 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 Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Samsung TL225's 3.5" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic LZ30's 3" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.