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 Samsung NX5 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). Samsung NX5 has external dimensions of 123 x 87 x 40 mm (4.84 x 3.43 x 1.57″) and weighs 499 g (1.10 lb / 17.60 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Samsung NX5. Panasonic FX48 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 28mm narrower, 34mm shorter and 18mm thinner than Samsung NX5. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Panasonic FX48 has a built-in lens but Samsung NX5 doesn't. Once you put a lens on NX5, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Samsung NX5.
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 (349g ) than the Samsung NX5 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on NX5, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40) nor Samsung NX5 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 Mirrorless Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Samsung NX5'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.