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-WX350
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX350
from $230
Zoom Great zoom Help
20x
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
12,800 ISO
Size Really small Help
Compact 96x54x25 mm

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830
from $108
Size Really small Help
Super compact 93x52x22 mm
Panorama In-camera panoramas Help
Stitches together multiple photos into a panorama
Weight Light-weight Help
122 g

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W830

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-WX220
from $168
Size Really small Help
Super compact 92x52x22 mm
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
10 fps
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light

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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10
from $198
Size Really small Help
Compact 62x62x33 mm
Weight Light-weight Help
105 g
Sensor type CMOS Sensor Help
Better in low light

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-QX10

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Lightest Digital SLR Cameras

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

Nikon D3300
Nikon D3300
from $393
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

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Canon Rebel SL1
Canon Rebel SL1
from $399
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Size Really small Help
Prosumer size 117x91x69 mm

Learn more about the Canon Rebel SL1

Nikon D5500
Nikon D5500
from $797
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less 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.

Samsung NX1100
Samsung NX1100
from $389
3D Takes 3D photos Help
View photos in 3D on 3D televisions
Movie continuous focus Movie continuous focus Help
Makes it easy to get in-focus movies
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

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Sony Alpha A5100
Sony Alpha A5100
from $448
Autofocus Phase detection autofocus Help
fast and accurate
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
80.0
Focus points Many focus points Help
179

Learn more about the Sony Alpha A5100

Samsung NX2000
Samsung NX2000
from $349
Screen size Large screen Help
3.7"
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,152k dots
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5
from $585
Viewfinder Great viewfinder Help
Digital
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

Learn more about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GM5

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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.