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 SX500 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 SX500 IS has external dimensions of 104 x 70 x 80 mm (4.09 x 2.76 x 3.15″) and weighs 341 g (0.75 lb / 12.03 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Canon SX500 IS. Ricoh WG-6 is 4mm shorter and 47mm thinner than Canon SX500 IS but it is also 14mm wider.
Here is the back view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Canon SX500 IS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Canon SX500 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 significantly lighter (95g ) than the Canon SX500 IS which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Ricoh WG-6 and Canon SX500 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.