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 Ricoh G900 and Canon SX170 IS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Ricoh G900 has external dimensions of 118 x 66 x 33 mm (4.65 x 2.6 x 1.3″) and weighs 247 g (0.54 lb / 8.71 oz) (including batteries). Canon SX170 IS has external dimensions of 108 x 71 x 44 mm (4.25 x 2.8 x 1.73″) and weighs 251 g (0.55 lb / 8.85 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Ricoh G900 and Canon SX170 IS. Ricoh G900 is 5mm shorter and 11mm thinner than Canon SX170 IS but it is also 10mm wider.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Ricoh G900 and Canon SX170 IS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Ricoh G900 is 4g lighter than the Canon SX170 IS but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Ricoh G900 and Canon SX170 IS's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.