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 Panasonic FS42 and Fujifilm XQ2 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic FS42 has external dimensions of 98 x 55 x 22 mm (3.86 x 2.17 x 0.87″) and weighs 132 g (0.29 lb / 4.66 oz) (including batteries). Fujifilm XQ2 has external dimensions of 100 x 59 x 33 mm (3.94 x 2.32 x 1.3″) and weighs 206 g (0.45 lb / 7.27 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FS42 and Fujifilm XQ2. Panasonic FS42 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 2mm narrower, 4mm shorter and 11mm thinner than Fujifilm XQ2.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FS42 and Fujifilm XQ2.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic FS42 and Fujifilm XQ2.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic FS42 is significantly lighter (74g ) than the Fujifilm XQ2 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS42 nor Fujifilm XQ2 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
Fujifilm XQ2's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic FS42's 2.5" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.