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 Sony WX500 and Canon SX610 HS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Sony WX500 has external dimensions of 102 x 58 x 36 mm (4.02 x 2.28 x 1.42″) and weighs 236 g (0.52 lb / 8.32 oz) (including batteries). Canon SX610 HS has external dimensions of 105 x 61 x 27 mm (4.13 x 2.4 x 1.06″) and weighs 191 g (0.42 lb / 6.74 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Sony WX500 and Canon SX610 HS. Sony WX500 is 3mm narrower and 3mm shorter than Canon SX610 HS but it is also 9mm thicker.
Here is the back view size comparison of Sony WX500 and Canon SX610 HS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon SX610 HS is significantly lighter (45g ) than the Sony WX500 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX500 nor Canon PowerShot SX610 HS provides any type of weather sealing in their body, so you have to give extra care especially when you are shooting outdoors. If weather sealing is a must-have feature for you, check these sections: Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony WX500 and Canon SX610 HS's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Sony WX500 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 Canon SX610 HS has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to WX500.