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 Sigma DP2 Merrill 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). Sigma DP2 Merrill has external dimensions of 122 x 67 x 59 mm (4.8 x 2.64 x 2.32″) and weighs 330 g (0.73 lb / 11.64 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Sigma DP2 Merrill. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 26mm narrower, 8mm shorter and 30mm thinner than Sigma DP2 Merrill.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon L31 and Sigma DP2 Merrill.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Sigma DP2 Merrill.
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 (170g ) than the Sigma DP2 Merrill which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Sigma DP2 Merrill 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
Sigma DP2 Merrill'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.