Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Sony HX350 and Panasonic FZ1000 II side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony HX350 has external dimensions of 130 x 93 x 103 mm (5.12 x 3.66 x 4.06″) and weighs 652 g (1.44 lb / 23.00 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic FZ1000 II has external dimensions of 136 x 97 x 132 mm (5.35 x 3.82 x 5.2″) and weighs 808 g (1.78 lb / 28.50 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Sony HX350 and the Panasonic FZ1000 II. Sony HX350 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 6mm narrower, 4mm shorter and 29mm thinner than Panasonic FZ1000 II.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Sony HX350 and Panasonic FZ1000 II.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony HX350 and Panasonic FZ1000 II.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony HX350 is significantly lighter (156g ) than the Panasonic FZ1000 II which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX350 nor Panasonic Lumix DC-FZ1000 II provides any type of weather sealing in their bodies, 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony HX350 and Panasonic FZ1000 II's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 3.00 inches.
Sony HX350 features a Tilting-only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over-the-head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic FZ1000 II sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful, especially for taking selfies and video.