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 D7000 and Leica V-Lux 3 side-by-side from the front, back and top in their relative dimensions. Nikon D7000 has external dimensions of 132 x 105 x 77 mm (5.2 x 4.13 x 3.03″) and weighs 780 g (1.72 lb / 27.51 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 D7000 and Leica V-Lux 3. Leica V-Lux 3 is 8mm narrower and 24mm shorter than Nikon D7000 but it is also 18mm thicker. As you can tell, actually this is not a fair size comparison since Leica V-Lux 3 has a built-in lens but Nikon D7000 doesn't. Once you put a lens on D7000, its thickness will increase significantly.
Now lets look at the top view comparison of Nikon D7000 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.
Leica V-Lux 3 is significantly lighter (240g ) than the Nikon D7000 which may become a big advantage especially on long walking trips.
Again, this comparison may not be very useful in real life as we are comparing the weight of a camera with a built-in lens to the body-only weight of an interchangeable lens camera. Once you put a lens on D7000, the total kit will weigh much higher.
With its weather sealed body, we believe that D7000 has a big advantage over V-Lux 3 which doesn't provide any kind of environmental sealing.
LCD Screen Size and Features
Nikon D7000 and Leica V-Lux 3's LCD screens has the same diagonal size of 3".
On the other hand, Leica V-Lux 3 sports a Fully Articulated screen
which you can change the angle and position of the screen almost freely, making it possible to shoot from waist or over the head levels, and especially very useful for shooting selfies and video. Nikon D7000's LCD screen is a fixed type which provides almost no flexibility in shooting positions compared to V-Lux 3.