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 HS30EXR and Panasonic FZ2500 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm HS30EXR has external dimensions of 131 x 97 x 126 mm (5.16 x 3.82 x 4.96″) and weighs 687 g (1.51 lb / 24.23 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic FZ2500 has external dimensions of 138 x 102 x 135 mm (5.42 x 4.01 x 5.3″) and weighs 915 g (2.02 lb / 32.28 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Fujifilm HS30EXR and Panasonic FZ2500. Fujifilm HS30EXR is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 7mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 9mm thinner than Panasonic FZ2500.
Here is the back view size comparison of Fujifilm HS30EXR and Panasonic FZ2500.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm HS30EXR and Panasonic FZ2500.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm HS30EXR is significantly lighter (228g ) than the Panasonic FZ2500 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 (Lumix DMC-FZ2000) 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
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm HS30EXR and Panasonic FZ2500's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Fujifilm HS30EXR features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic FZ2500 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.