Lightest DSLR available
Nikon D3400 The Nikon D3400 is the lightest DSLR we've seen weighing 395 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.

Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II
from $399
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II

Fujifilm FinePix XP120
Fujifilm FinePix XP120
from $135
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Screen size Large screen Help
3"
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
920k dots

Learn more about the Fujifilm FinePix XP120

Nikon Coolpix W100
Nikon Coolpix W100
from $137
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Size Really small Help
Mid size (110×67×38 mm)
Weight Light-weight Help
177 g

Learn more about the Nikon Coolpix W100

Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000
Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
19 mm
Battery life Great battery life Help
430 shots
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
30 fps

Learn more about the Casio Exilim EX-ZR5000

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Lightest Digital SLR Cameras

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

Nikon D3400
Nikon D3400
from $326
Battery life Great battery life Help
1200 shots
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
230 lenses
Sensor size Large sensor Help
APS-C 23.5x15.6mm

Learn more about the Nikon D3400

Nikon D5600
Nikon D5600
from $569
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,037k dots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

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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.

Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-A3
from $533
Battery life Great battery life Help
410 shots
True resolution High true resolution Help
24 MP
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

Learn more about the Fujifilm X-A3

Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL8
from $430
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Size Really small Help
Mid size (115×67×38 mm)

Learn more about the Olympus PEN E-PL8

Fujifilm X-T20
Fujifilm X-T20
from $799
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
51,200 ISO
Focus points Many focus points Help
325
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel

Learn more about the Fujifilm X-T20

Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Size Really small Help
Compact (107×65×33 mm)

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DC-GX850 (Lumix DC-GX800 / Lumix DC-GF9)

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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.