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 S70 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 S70 has external dimensions of 97 x 61 x 20 mm (3.82 x 2.4 x 0.79″) and weighs 160 g (0.35 lb / 5.64 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Nikon S70. Panasonic FX48 is 2mm narrower and 8mm shorter than Nikon S70 but it is also 2mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Nikon S70.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic FX48 is 10g lighter than the Nikon S70 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40) nor Nikon Coolpix S70 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 S70's 3.5" 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.