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 Nikon L120 and Canon SX160 IS side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon L120 has external dimensions of 110 x 77 x 78 mm (4.33 x 3.03 x 3.07″) and weighs 431 g (0.95 lb / 15.20 oz) (including batteries). Canon SX160 IS has external dimensions of 111 x 73 x 44 mm (4.37 x 2.87 x 1.73″) and weighs 291 g (0.64 lb / 10.26 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L120 and Canon SX160 IS. Canon SX160 IS is 4mm shorter and 34mm thinner than Nikon L120 but it is also 1mm wider.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon L120 and Canon SX160 IS.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L120 and Canon SX160 IS.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Canon SX160 IS is significantly lighter (140g ) than the Nikon L120 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L120 nor Canon PowerShot SX160 IS 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
Nikon L120 and Canon SX160 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.