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 Sony W510 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). Sony W510 has external dimensions of 96 x 54 x 20 mm (3.78 x 2.13 x 0.79″) and weighs 119 g (0.26 lb / 4.20 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Sony W510. Panasonic FX48 is 1mm narrower and 1mm shorter than Sony W510 but it is also 2mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FX48 and Sony W510.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Sony W510 is significantly lighter (31g ) than the Panasonic FX48 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX48 (Lumix DMC-FX40) nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W510 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
Sony W510's 2.7" 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.