Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was compact. Expert review site Neocamera.com wrote in their Nikon Coolpix L1 review “The Nikon Coolpix L1 may be larger than most compact digital cameras”. Neocamera.com also said “Compact and light”. Neocamera.com also said “Zoom 5x offrant une plage focale tendue pour un modle aussi compact”.
Two people mentioned that this digital camera was a good body shape. Expert website Megapixel.net said in their review “The body is entirely made of plastic, accentuated by touches of chrome” . One person said that the product was lightweight.
One Nikon Coolpix L1 reviewer said in their reviews that it was thick. Ten years ago Neocamera.com mentioned in their review “LCD is the cameras only viewfinder, camera body is thicker than many on the market currently”.