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
Canon PowerShot G9 X
from $379
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/2
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot G9 X

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
Size Really small Help
Compact (97×57×28 mm)

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot SX620 HS

Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870
from $400
Wide angle Wide angle lens Help
21 mm
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

Learn more about the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-870

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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 $345
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Battery life Great battery life Help
1200 shots
Lens availability Slightly more lenses available Help
230 lenses

Learn more about the Nikon D3400

Nikon D5600
Nikon D5600
from $697
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
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.

Canon EOS M10
Canon EOS M10
from $449
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Fewer buttons
Screen flips out Flip-out screen Help
Great for movies

Learn more about the Canon EOS M10

Fujifilm X-A3
Fujifilm X-A3
from $499
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

Fujifilm X-T20
Fujifilm X-T20
from $899
Focus points Many focus points Help
325
GPS Built-in GPS Help
Great for travel
External mic jack External mic jack Help
Record higher quality audio with a microphone

Learn more about the Fujifilm X-T20

Olympus PEN E-PL8
Olympus PEN E-PL8
from $549
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

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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.