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 Kodak M590 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). Kodak M590 has external dimensions of 97 x 58 x 15 mm (3.82 x 2.28 x 0.59″) and weighs (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Kodak M590. Panasonic FX48 is 2mm narrower and 5mm shorter than Kodak M590 but it is also 7mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Kodak M590.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Kodak M590 is 150g lighter than the Panasonic FX48 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40) nor Kodak M590 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
Panasonic FX48 and Kodak M590's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 2.5".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.