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 FZ100 and Fujifilm HS30EXR side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Panasonic FZ100 has external dimensions of 124 x 82 x 92 mm (4.88 x 3.23 x 3.62″) and weighs 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz) (including batteries). Fujifilm HS30EXR has external dimensions of 131 x 97 x 126 mm (5.16 x 3.82 x 4.96″) and weighs 687 g (1.51 lb / 24.23 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Panasonic FZ100 and Fujifilm HS30EXR. Panasonic FZ100 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 7mm narrower, 15mm shorter and 34mm thinner than Fujifilm HS30EXR.
Here is the back view size comparison of Panasonic FZ100 and Fujifilm HS30EXR.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Panasonic FZ100 and Fujifilm HS30EXR.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic FZ100 is significantly lighter (147g ) than the Fujifilm HS30EXR which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 nor Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Panasonic FZ100 and Fujifilm HS30EXR's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
Fujifilm HS30EXR features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Panasonic FZ100 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.