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 Olympus SZ-10 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). Olympus SZ-10 has external dimensions of 106 x 67 x 38 mm (4.17 x 2.64 x 1.5″) and weighs 215 g (0.47 lb / 7.58 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Olympus SZ-10. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 10mm narrower, 8mm shorter and 9mm thinner than Olympus SZ-10.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Olympus SZ-10.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Olympus SZ-10.
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 (55g ) than the Olympus SZ-10 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Olympus SZ-10 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
Olympus SZ-10'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.