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 RZ18 and Panasonic ZS50 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Pentax RZ18 has external dimensions of 97 x 61 x 33 mm (3.82 x 2.4 x 1.3″) and weighs 178 g (0.39 lb / 6.28 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS50 has external dimensions of 111 x 65 x 34 mm (4.37 x 2.56 x 1.34″) and weighs 243 g (0.54 lb / 8.57 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Pentax RZ18 and Panasonic ZS50. Pentax RZ18 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 14mm narrower, 4mm shorter and 1mm thinner than Panasonic ZS50.
Here is the back view size comparison of Pentax RZ18 and Panasonic ZS50.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Pentax RZ18 and Panasonic ZS50.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Pentax RZ18 is significantly lighter (65g ) than the Panasonic ZS50 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that RZ18 has a big advantage over ZS50 which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Pentax RZ18 and Panasonic ZS50's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.