Lightest DSLR available
Canon Rebel SL1 The Canon Rebel SL1 is the lightest DSLR we've seen weighing 407 g.

Cameras are often heavy due to all the electronics and glass packed into them, but the lighter a camera is the easier it will be to take with you. The size of the camera and it's weight are essentially correlated so understanding the different sizes is your best shot at determining the right camera if weight is important to you. The educational section discusses the pros and cons of the different sizes and the typical tradeoffs made when moving up and down in size.

Lightest Compact Digital Cameras

The following are some of the lightest and best digicams available on the market.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80
from $138
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Size Really small Help
Super compact 92x52x22 mm
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
12,800 ISO

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX80

GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition
from $400
Movie format High resolution movies Help
4096 x 2160 @ 12fps
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
5 mm
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Learn more about the GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition

GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition
from $300
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
5 mm
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone
Size Really small Help
Ultra compact 60x42x30 mm

Learn more about the GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition

Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1
from $131
Size Really small Help
Ultra compact 94x54x18 mm
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens
Weight Light-weight Help
103 g

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-XS1

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Lightest Digital SLR Cameras

The following are some of the lightest and best DSLRs available on the market.

Nikon D5300
Nikon D5300
from $747
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,338 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
83.0

Learn more about the Nikon D5300

Canon Rebel SL1
Canon Rebel SL1
from $494
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,040k dots

Learn more about the Canon Rebel SL1

Nikon D3300
Nikon D3300
from $597
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,385 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
82.0

Learn more about the Nikon D3300

Canon EOS Rebel T5
Canon EOS Rebel T5
from $499
Announced New Help
February, 2014
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
197 lenses
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies

Learn more about the Canon EOS Rebel T5

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Lightest Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Cameras

The following are some of the lightest and best mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras available on the market.

Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1100
from $286
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
12.5 EV

Learn more about the Samsung NX1100

Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX2000
from $250
Screen size Large screen Help
3.7"
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,152k dots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

Learn more about the Samsung NX2000

Sony Alpha A5000
Sony Alpha A5000
from $498
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
79.0
Dynamic range Wide dynamic range Help
13 EV
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

Learn more about the Sony Alpha A5000

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1
from $518
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,036k dots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM1

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Discussion

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Avatar for Snapsort Snapsort (4:15 PM, April 25, 2011)
Great point!
 
Avatar for Noah Van Heukelom Noah Van Heukelom (6:06 AM, April 25, 2011)
Just remember: the lighter your dslr is, more parts that were once metal [like the body!] are now plastic, and the balance is gonna be terrible as soon as you through any lens with decent glass on there.