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 Leica V-Lux 3 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). Leica V-Lux 3 has external dimensions of 124 x 81 x 95 mm (4.88 x 3.19 x 3.74″) and weighs 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Leica V-Lux 3. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 28mm narrower, 22mm shorter and 66mm thinner than Leica V-Lux 3.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Leica V-Lux 3.
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 (380g ) than the Leica V-Lux 3 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Leica V-Lux 3 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
Leica V-Lux 3's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon L31's 2.7" screen.
Moreover, Leica V-Lux 3 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 V-Lux 3.