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 RX10 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 RX10 has external dimensions of 129 x 88 x 102 mm (5.08 x 3.46 x 4.02″) and weighs 813 g (1.79 lb / 28.68 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front-view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and the Sony RX10. Nikon L31 is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 33mm narrower, 29mm shorter and 73mm thinner than Sony RX10.
Here is the back view size comparison of the Nikon L31 and Sony RX10.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon L31 and Sony RX10.
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 (653g ) than the Sony RX10 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Thanks to the weather sealed body of the RX10, you can use this camera with more confidence under conditions where there is risk of exposure to water and dust compared to the L31.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Sony RX10's 3.00" LCD screen is slightly larger than Nikon L31's 2.7" screen.
In addition to the size advantage, Sony RX10 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 RX10.