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 Fujifilm S8300 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 S8300 has external dimensions of and weighs 670 g (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Fujifilm S8300. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 27mm narrower, 28mm shorter and 87mm thinner than Fujifilm S8300.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Fujifilm S8300.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Fujifilm S8300.
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 (510g ) than the Fujifilm S8300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Fujifilm FinePix S8300 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 Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Fujifilm S8300's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon L31's 2.7" screen.
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.