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 SX170 IS 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 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 WG-6 and Canon SX170 IS. Ricoh WG-6 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 WG-6 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 WG-6 is 5g lighter than the Canon SX170 IS but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Ricoh WG-6 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.