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 S2800HD and Panasonic GX7 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. FujiFilm S2800HD has external dimensions of 110 x 74 x 82 mm (4.33 x 2.91 x 3.23″) and weighs 437 g (0.96 lb / 15.41 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic GX7 has external dimensions of 123 x 71 x 55 mm (4.83 x 2.78 x 2.15″) and weighs 402 g (0.89 lb / 14.18 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of FujiFilm S2800HD and Panasonic GX7. Panasonic GX7 is 3mm shorter and 27mm thinner than FujiFilm S2800HD but it is also 13mm wider. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since FujiFilm S2800HD has a built-in lens but Panasonic GX7 doesn't. Once you put a lens on GX7, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of FujiFilm S2800HD and Panasonic GX7.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic GX7 is 35g lighter than the FujiFilm S2800HD but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
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 GX7, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Unfortunately neither FujiFilm FinePix S2800HD (FinePix S2900HD) nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX7 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 S2800HD and Panasonic GX7's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Panasonic GX7 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the FujiFilm S2800HD has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to GX7.