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 WX9 and Panasonic ZS8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony WX9 has external dimensions of 95 x 56 x 20 mm (3.74 x 2.2 x 0.79″) and weighs (including batteries). Panasonic ZS8 has external dimensions of 105 x 58 x 33 mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.3″) and weighs 210 g (0.46 lb / 7.41 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony WX9 and Panasonic ZS8. Sony WX9 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 10mm narrower, 2mm shorter and 13mm thinner than Panasonic ZS8.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony WX9 and Panasonic ZS8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Sony WX9 and Panasonic ZS8.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony WX9 is 210g lighter than the Panasonic ZS8 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX9 nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS8 (Lumix DMC-TZ18) 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
Sony WX9 and Panasonic ZS8's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.