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 Leica V-Lux 30 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). Leica V-Lux 30 has external dimensions of 105 x 58 x 43 mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.69″) and weighs 219 g (0.48 lb / 7.72 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Leica V-Lux 30. Panasonic FX48 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 10mm narrower, 5mm shorter and 21mm thinner than Leica V-Lux 30.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Leica V-Lux 30.
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 (69g ) than the Leica V-Lux 30 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40) nor Leica V-Lux 30 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
Leica V-Lux 30's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Panasonic FX48's 2.5" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.