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 Canon G12 and Pentax WG-1 GPS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Canon G12 has external dimensions of 112 x 76 x 48 mm (4.41 x 2.99 x 1.89″) and weighs 401 g (0.88 lb / 14.14 oz) (including batteries). Pentax WG-1 GPS has external dimensions of 116 x 59 x 29 mm (4.55 x 2.3 x 1.12″) and weighs 167 g (0.37 lb / 5.89 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Canon G12 and Pentax WG-1 GPS. Pentax WG-1 GPS is 17mm shorter and 19mm thinner than Canon G12 but it is also 4mm wider.
Here is the back view size comparison of Canon G12 and Pentax WG-1 GPS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Canon G12 and Pentax WG-1 GPS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Pentax WG-1 GPS is significantly lighter (234g ) than the Canon G12 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon G12's 2.8" LCD screen is slightly larger than Pentax WG-1 GPS's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, Canon G12 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. On the other hand, Pentax WG-1 GPS has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to G12.