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 Nikon L20 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). Nikon L20 has external dimensions of 61 x 97 x 29 mm (2.4 x 3.82 x 1.14″) and weighs 135 g (0.30 lb / 4.76 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Nikon L20. Panasonic FX48 is 44mm shorter and 7mm thinner than Nikon L20 but it is also 34mm wider.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Nikon L20.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon L20 is 15g 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 Nikon Coolpix L20 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
Nikon L20'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.