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 Pentax MX-1 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). Pentax MX-1 has external dimensions of 122 x 61 x 51 mm (4.8 x 2.4 x 2.01″) and weighs 391 g (0.86 lb / 13.79 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Ricoh WG-50 and Pentax MX-1. Pentax MX-1 is 1mm narrower and 1mm shorter than Ricoh WG-50 but it is also 21mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Ricoh WG-50 and Pentax MX-1.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Ricoh WG-50 and Pentax MX-1.
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 (198g ) than the Pentax MX-1 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Pentax MX-1's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Ricoh WG-50's 2.7 screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Pentax MX-1 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 MX-1.