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 FX48 and FujiFilm HS10 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic FX48 has external dimensions of 95 x 53 x 22 mm (3.74 x 2.09 x 0.87″) and weighs 150 g (0.33 lb / 5.29 oz) (including batteries). FujiFilm HS10 has external dimensions of 131 x 91 x 126 mm (5.16 x 3.58 x 4.96″) and weighs 666 g (1.47 lb / 23.49 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and FujiFilm HS10. Panasonic FX48 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 36mm narrower, 38mm shorter and 104mm thinner than FujiFilm HS10.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and FujiFilm HS10.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic FX48 is significantly lighter (516g ) than the FujiFilm HS10 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40) nor FujiFilm FinePix HS10 (FinePix HS11) 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 Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
FujiFilm HS10's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic FX48's 2.5" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, FujiFilm HS10 LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic FX48 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to HS10.