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 Panasonic GF7 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). Panasonic GF7 has external dimensions of 107 x 65 x 33 mm (4.21 x 2.56 x 1.3″) and weighs 266 g (0.59 lb / 9.38 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Panasonic GF7. Panasonic GF7 is 11mm narrower and 1mm shorter than Ricoh WG-6 but they have the same thickness of 33mm. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Ricoh WG-6 has a built-in lens but Panasonic GF7 doesn't. Once you put a lens on GF7, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Panasonic GF7.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Ricoh WG-6 and Panasonic GF7.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Ricoh WG-6 is 20g lighter than the Panasonic GF7 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 GF7, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of WG-6, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to GF7.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Ricoh WG-6 and Panasonic GF7's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3.00".
On the other hand, Panasonic GF7 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 GF7.