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-50 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Ricoh WG-50 has external dimensions of 123 x 62 x 30 mm (4.84 x 2.44 x 1.18″) and weighs 193 g (0.43 lb / 6.81 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 Ricoh WG-50 and Olympus XZ-2 iHS. Ricoh WG-50 is 3mm shorter and 18mm thinner than Olympus XZ-2 iHS but it is also 10mm wider.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Ricoh WG-50 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.
Ricoh WG-50 is significantly lighter (153g ) than the Olympus XZ-2 iHS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of WG-50, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to XZ-2 iHS.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Olympus XZ-2 iHS's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Ricoh WG-50'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, Ricoh WG-50 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to XZ-2 iHS.