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 Nikon 1 J5 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). Nikon 1 J5 has external dimensions of 98 x 60 x 32 mm (3.86 x 2.36 x 1.26″) and weighs 231 g (0.51 lb / 8.15 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Nikon 1 J5. Nikon 1 J5 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 20mm narrower, 6mm shorter and 1mm thinner than Ricoh WG-6. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Ricoh WG-6 has a built-in lens but Nikon 1 J5 doesn't. Once you put a lens on J5, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Nikon 1 J5.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Nikon 1 J5.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon 1 J5 is 15g lighter than the Ricoh WG-6 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
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 J5, the total kit will weigh much higher.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Ricoh WG-6 and Nikon 1 J5's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
On the other hand, Nikon 1 J5 features a Tilting screen
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels whereas the Ricoh WG-6 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to J5.