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 L31 and Canon 60D side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon L31 has external dimensions of 96 x 59 x 29 mm (3.78 x 2.32 x 1.14″) and weighs 160 g (0.35 lb / 5.64 oz) (including batteries). Canon 60D has external dimensions of 145 x 106 x 79 mm (5.71 x 4.17 x 3.11″) and weighs 755 g (1.66 lb / 26.63 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Canon 60D. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 49mm narrower, 47mm shorter and 50mm thinner than Canon 60D. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Nikon L31 has a built-in lens but Canon 60D doesn't. Once you put a lens on 60D, its thickness will increase significantly.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Canon 60D.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Canon 60D.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon L31 is significantly lighter (595g ) than the Canon 60D which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
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 60D, the total kit will weigh much higher.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of 60D, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to L31.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Canon 60D's 3" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon L31's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, Canon 60D sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. On the other hand, Nikon L31 has a fixed type screen which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to 60D.