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 $449
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

Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
Canon PowerShot SX620 HS
from $249
Zoom Great zoom Help
25x
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 30fps
Screen size Large screen Help
3"

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80
from $338
Zoom Great zoom Help
30x
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look
Battery life Great battery life Help
390 shots

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX80

Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS
from $125
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
24 mm
Size Really small Help
Compact (95×57×24 mm)
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Lens

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot ELPH 190 IS

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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 $370
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 $619
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,037k dots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

Learn more about the Nikon D5600

Canon EOS Rebel T6
Canon EOS Rebel T6
from $318
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
220 lenses
Weight Light-weight Help
485 g
Popularity Very popular Help
Among snapsort users

Learn more about the Canon EOS Rebel T6

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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 $443
Battery life Great battery life Help
410 shots
True resolution High true resolution Help
24 MP
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons

Learn more about the Fujifilm X-A3

Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL8
from $449
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
108 lenses
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

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

Fujifilm X-A10
Fujifilm X-A10
from $349
Battery life Great battery life Help
410 shots
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies
Announced New Help
December 2016

Learn more about the Fujifilm X-A10

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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.