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 Sony HX1 and Panasonic FZ300 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony HX1 has external dimensions of 115 x 83 x 92 mm (4.53 x 3.27 x 3.62″) and weighs 544 g (1.20 lb / 19.19 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic FZ300 has external dimensions of 132 x 92 x 117 mm (5.2 x 3.62 x 4.61″) and weighs 691 g (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony HX1 and Panasonic FZ300. Sony HX1 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 17mm narrower, 9mm shorter and 25mm thinner than Panasonic FZ300.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony HX1 and Panasonic FZ300.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX1 and Panasonic FZ300.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX1 is significantly lighter (147g ) than the Panasonic FZ300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony HX1 and Panasonic FZ300's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Sony HX1 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic FZ300 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.