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-6 and Canon 1Ds MIII side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Ricoh WG-6 has external dimensions of 118 x 66 x 33 mm (4.65 x 2.6 x 1.3″) and weighs 246 g (0.54 lb / 8.68 oz) (including batteries). Canon 1Ds MIII has external dimensions of 150 x 160 x 80 mm (5.91 x 6.3 x 3.15″) and weighs 1385 g (3.05 lb / 48.85 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Canon 1Ds MIII. Ricoh WG-6 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 32mm narrower, 94mm shorter and 47mm thinner than Canon 1Ds MIII. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Ricoh WG-6 has a built-in lens but Canon 1Ds MIII doesn't. Once you put a lens on 1Ds MIII, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Canon 1Ds MIII.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Ricoh WG-6 is significantly lighter (1139g ) than the Canon 1Ds MIII which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on 1Ds MIII, the total kit will weigh much higher.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Ricoh WG-6 and Canon 1Ds MIII'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.