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 Nikon P300 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). Nikon P300 has external dimensions of 103 x 58 x 32 mm (4.06 x 2.28 x 1.26″) and weighs 189 g (0.42 lb / 6.67 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Nikon P300. Nikon L31 is 7mm narrower and 3mm thinner than Nikon P300 but it is also 1mm taller.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Nikon P300.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Nikon P300.
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 (29g ) than the Nikon P300 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Nikon Coolpix P300 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 P300'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.