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 Pentax RS1500 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Pentax RS1500 has external dimensions of 114 x 58 x 28 mm (4.49 x 2.28 x 1.1″) and weighs 157 g (0.35 lb / 5.54 oz) (including batteries). Olympus XZ-2 iHS has external dimensions of 113 x 65 x 48 mm (4.45 x 2.56 x 1.89″) and weighs 346 g (0.76 lb / 12.20 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Pentax RS1500 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS. Pentax RS1500 is 7mm shorter and 20mm thinner than Olympus XZ-2 iHS but it is also 1mm wider.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Pentax RS1500 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Pentax RS1500 is significantly lighter (189g ) than the Olympus XZ-2 iHS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that RS1500 has a big advantage over XZ-2 iHS which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus XZ-2 iHS's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Pentax RS1500's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Olympus XZ-2 iHS LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Pentax RS1500 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to XZ-2 iHS.