Size and weight are big decision factors when you are trying to find the ideal camera for your needs.
In this section, we are going to illustrate the Nikon L31 and Sony H400 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). Sony H400 has external dimensions of 130 x 95 x 122 mm (5.1 x 3.74 x 4.81″) and weighs 628 g (1.38 lb / 22.15 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and the Sony H400. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 34mm narrower, 36mm shorter and 93mm thinner than Sony H400.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and Sony H400.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Sony H400.
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 (468g ) than the Sony H400 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Unfortunately neither the Nikon Coolpix L31 nor Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H400 provides any type of weather sealing in their bodies, 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 Top Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony H400'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.