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 Panasonic SZ10
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). Panasonic SZ10
has external dimensions of 99 x 60 x 30 mm (3.9 x 2.36 x 1.18″) and weighs 177 g (0.39 lb / 6.24 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Panasonic SZ10
. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 3mm narrower, 1mm shorter and 1mm thinner than Panasonic SZ10
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Panasonic SZ10
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Panasonic SZ10
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon L31 is 17g lighter than the Panasonic SZ10
but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ10 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
's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon L31's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Panasonic SZ10
LCD screen also has a Tilting feature
where you can change the angle of the screen to make it easier to shoot from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Nikon L31 has a fixed type screen which provides less flexibility in shooting positions compared to SZ10.