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 WG-4 and Panasonic ZS8 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Ricoh WG-4 has external dimensions of 124 x 64 x 33 mm (4.88 x 2.52 x 1.3″) and weighs 230 g (0.51 lb / 8.11 oz) (including batteries). Panasonic ZS8 has external dimensions of 105 x 58 x 33 mm (4.13 x 2.28 x 1.3″) and weighs 210 g (0.46 lb / 7.41 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Ricoh WG-4 and Panasonic ZS8. Panasonic ZS8 is 19mm narrower and 6mm shorter than Ricoh WG-4 but they have the same thickness of 33mm.
Here is the back view size comparison of Ricoh WG-4 and Panasonic ZS8.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Ricoh WG-4 and Panasonic ZS8.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Panasonic ZS8 is 20g lighter than the Ricoh WG-4 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Ricoh WG-4 and Panasonic ZS8'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.