Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Nikon L31 and Canon A1400 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 A1400 has external dimensions of 95 x 62 x 30 mm (3.74 x 2.44 x 1.18″) and weighs 174 g (0.38 lb / 6.14 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and the Canon A1400. Nikon L31 is 3mm shorter and 1mm thinner than Canon A1400 but it is also 1mm wider.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and Canon A1400.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Canon A1400.
Weight is another important factor, especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon L31 is 14g lighter than the Canon A1400 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither the Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Canon PowerShot A1400 provides any type of weather sealing in their bodies, 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 L31 and Canon A1400's LCD screens have the same diagonal size of 2.70 inches.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.