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 Fujifilm HS35EXR 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). Fujifilm HS35EXR has external dimensions of 131 x 97 x 126 mm (5.16 x 3.82 x 4.96″) and weighs 687 g (1.51 lb / 24.23 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and the Fujifilm HS35EXR. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 35mm narrower, 38mm shorter and 97mm thinner than Fujifilm HS35EXR.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and Fujifilm HS35EXR.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Fujifilm HS35EXR.
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 (527g ) than the Fujifilm HS35EXR which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither the Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR 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 Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm HS35EXR's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon L31's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Fujifilm HS35EXR LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over-the-head levels. On the other hand, Nikon L31 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to HS35EXR.