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 X-T1 IR and Panasonic FZ1000 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Fujifilm X-T1 IR has external dimensions of 129 x 90 x 47 mm (5.08 x 3.54 x 1.85″) and weighs 440 g (0.97 lb / 15.52 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic FZ1000 has external dimensions of 137 x 99 x 131 mm (5.39 x 3.9 x 5.16″) and weighs 831 g (1.83 lb / 29.31 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Panasonic FZ1000. Fujifilm X-T1 IR is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 8mm narrower, 9mm shorter and 84mm thinner than Panasonic FZ1000. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Panasonic FZ1000 has a built-in lens but Fujifilm X-T1 IR doesn't. Once you put a lens on X-T1 IR, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Panasonic FZ1000.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Panasonic FZ1000.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Fujifilm X-T1 IR is significantly lighter (391g ) than the Panasonic FZ1000 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 X-T1 IR, the total kit will weigh much higher.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that X-T1 IR has a big advantage over FZ1000 which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm X-T1 IR and Panasonic FZ1000's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Fujifilm X-T1 IR 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 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.