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 X1 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 X1 has external dimensions of 124 x 60 x 32 mm (4.88 x 2.36 x 1.26″) and weighs 306 g (0.67 lb / 10.79 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Leica X1. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 28mm narrower, 1mm shorter and 3mm thinner than Leica X1.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Leica X1.
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 (146g ) than the Leica X1 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Leica X1 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
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon L31 and Leica X1's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 2.7".
Unfortunately, both cameras has fixed screens so they don't tilt or flip in directions.