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 FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic GF3 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. FujiFilm S2500HD has external dimensions of 110 x 73 x 81 mm (4.33 x 2.89 x 3.19″) and weighs 337 g (0.74 lb / 11.89 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic GF3 has external dimensions of 108 x 67 x 32 mm (4.25 x 2.64 x 1.26″) and weighs 264 g (0.58 lb / 9.31 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic GF3. Panasonic GF3 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 2mm narrower, 6mm shorter and 49mm thinner than FujiFilm S2500HD. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since FujiFilm S2500HD has a built-in lens but Panasonic GF3 doesn't. Once you put a lens on GF3, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic GF3.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic GF3.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic GF3 is significantly lighter (73g ) than the FujiFilm S2500HD which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on GF3, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Unfortunately neither FujiFilm FinePix S2500HD (FinePix S2600HD) nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF3 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing Top Mirrorless Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
FujiFilm S2500HD and Panasonic GF3'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.