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 P500 and Leica V-Lux 3 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon P500 has external dimensions of 116 x 84 x 10 mm (4.57 x 3.31 x 4.06″) and weighs 494 g (1.09 lb / 17.43 oz) (including batteries). Leica V-Lux 3 has external dimensions of 124 x 81 x 95 mm (4.88 x 3.19 x 3.74″) and weighs 540 g (1.19 lb / 19.05 oz) (including batteries).
Below you can see the front view size comparison of Nikon P500 and Leica V-Lux 3. Leica V-Lux 3 is 3mm shorter and 8mm thinner than Nikon P500 but it is also 8mm wider.
Here is the back view size comparison of Nikon P500 and Leica V-Lux 3.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon P500 and Leica V-Lux 3.
Weight is another important factor especially when deciding on a camera that you want to carry with you all day.
Nikon P500 is 46g lighter than the Leica V-Lux 3 but we don't think this will make a significant difference.
Unfortunately neither Nikon Coolpix P500 nor Leica V-Lux 3 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 Bridge Cameras with Weather Sealing
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon P500 and Leica V-Lux 3's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
Nikon P500 features a Tilting only screen
which is mostly only good for shooting from waist or over the head levels. On the other hand, Leica V-Lux 3 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which is more flexible and useful especially for taking Selfie shots and video.