Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Light Weight Digital Cameras

1. Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera Light Weight Digital Camera

User Ratings: 90

Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera First Impressions

"Very easy to operate."

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. I take pictures of houses occasionally and this has worked really well. However, once I saw the images files I was hooked. So i bought this kit under a month ago and I'm in love with it.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i 24.2MP EF-S Digital SLR Camera with Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 STM Zoom Lens + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 2pc 16GB Class 10 Memory Cards + Canon Bag + UV Filter + 50" Tripod
  • This PagingZone Deluxe Camera Bundle comes with a 1 Year Manufacturer’s Seller Warranty and All Manufacturer Supplied Accessories and Includes:
  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera - 24.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, DIGIC 6 Image Processor, 3.0" 1.04m-dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen, Built-In Wi-Fi Connectivity with NFC, Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 30 fps, 7560-Pixel RGB+IR Metering Sensor.
  • Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - 29-88mm (35mm Equivalent), Aperture Range: f/3.5-38, Optical Image Stabilization, Manual Focus Override in AF Mode, 58mm Filter Diameter. + Tamron Zoom Telephoto AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens for Canon EOS
  • 2pcs 16GB High Speed Class 10 Flash Memory Card - Cards include security feature for protection of copyrighted data. + Professional 50inch Tripod, Paging Zone Deluxe Cleaning Kit
  • Canon EOS Shoulder Bag - Holds a DSLR & 1-2 Lenses & Accessories, Padded, Touch-Fastening Interior Divider, Made of Water-Repellent Nylon. + Digital Slave Camera Flash - Ultra-Light Weight Compact Design For Use with Digital SLR Cameras
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera
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Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera Final Thoughts

"Really love my Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera!"

I overall love this Canon Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR Camera and would recommend to others! I love this camera a lot so far! However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card. The extra batteries don't work all that well. Nice Camera & very good value on accessory package.

Overall Score
4.7


(22 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated Light Weight Digital Cameras

2. Panasonic DC-GX850KK Light Weight Digital Camera

User Ratings: 57 10

Panasonic DC-GX850KK First Impressions

"I bought this bad boy."

Camera takes beautiful pictures. The grip is excellent for medium and large hands. Low light is extraordinarily good. Best Light Weight Digital Camera on the market right now. But for me it is the low light improvements.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX GX850 4K Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DC-GX850KK (USA BLACK)
  • Light weight and compact Mirrorless interchangeable Lens camera body.
  • Lumix g Vario 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 with Mega o.I.S. Stabilization Kit Lens.
  • 16MP Four Thirds sensor.
  • 22 creative filter effects.
  • 180 Degree Flip up touch controlled LCD with self face and buddy hands free auto shutter.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GX850KK
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  • Value For Money
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Panasonic DC-GX850KK Final Thoughts

"The good is obvious."

Start up and shut down is quick. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life. The rest of the bundle seems okay. The second problem is the focusing controls. The case was good, and the flash drives are good.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

3. Panasonic DC-GX850KS Light Weight Digital Camera

User Ratings: 57 10

Panasonic DC-GX850KS First Impressions

"Double & triple boxed."

So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. The case is great to store the accessories in too. It is getting plenty of use taking pictures of our new little one. Definitely best camera on the mirrorless market. It's not great but it will get you started for sure.

  • PANASONIC LUMIX GX850 4K Mirrorless Camera with 12-32mm MEGA O.I.S. Lens, 16 Megapixels, 3 Inch Touch LCD, DC-GX850KS (USA SILVER)
  • Light weight and compact mirrorless interchangeable lens camera body.
  • LUMIX G VARIO 12-32mm F3.5-5.6 with Mega O.I.S. stabilization kit lens.
  • 16MP Four Thirds sensor.
  • 22 Creative Filter effects.
  • 180 degree flip up touch controlled LCD with selfi Face and buddy hands free auto shutter.
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Panasonic DC-GX850KS
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Panasonic DC-GX850KS Final Thoughts

"Camera is EXCELLENT!"

The ergonomics are perfect. So having a backup battery is what I would consider a must. Portability of this camera is wonderful. The Panasonic DC-GX850KS is a great light weight mirrorless camera. Only gripes are slow focus and short battery life.

Overall Score
4.2


(20 Points)

4. Sony ILCE7RM3B Light Weight Digital Camera

Sony ILCE7RM3B First Impressions

"I bought this bad boy."

I chose to shoot most outdoor shots with an aperture of + or - f/5. The camera is fast, sharp, and most important to me - light. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7. Start up and shut down is quick. Low light seems to be better than the GH4 or G7.

  • Sony a7R III 42.4MP Full-Frame Mirrorless Interchangeable-Lens Camera 128GB VideoMicGo Bundle
  • POWERFUL: Features a powerful 42MB image processor backed by a full frame Exmor R CMOS Sensor. Creating clear and crisp high resolution shots with low noise.
  • FEATURES: Records 4K HD video in professional quality and can do continuous shots up to 10 frames per second. The BIONZ X engine increase the system speed of the camera.
  • RODE VIDMIC GO: A light weight on camera mic that has an intergrated shoe mount and comes with the Rode Lyre suspension system. Tight pickup area that focuses directly in front of the mic and reduces other surrounding sounds.
  • Sony Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • BUNDLE INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7R III Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera Body, Sony 128GB SD Card, Rode Microphones VideoMic GO, and Weatherproof Hard Case
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony ILCE7RM3B
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Sony ILCE7RM3B Final Thoughts

"It simply works."

This really shouldn't stop you from buying this Sony ILCE7RM3B. Sony mirrorless system has been advancing rapidly. Something I never realized I needed till I had it. Even the focus lock button on Sony lenses can be customized. I still can tolerate that by just working on selected photos.

Overall Score
5.0


(12 Points)

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5. Sony a6400 Light Weight Digital Camera

Sony a6400 First Impressions

"Thank you Sony."

But, this fps was rather limited. The case was good, and the flash drives are good. The first day owning it I was taking amazing shots on Auto mode. Love the screen. But, for the cost this thing is incredible.

  • Sony Alpha a6400 24.2MP Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens - Bundle with Camera Case, 32GB SDHC Card, 40.5mm Filter Kit, Cleaning Kit, Card Reader, Memory Wallet, PC Software
  • KIT INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a6400 Mirrorless Digital Camera | E PZ 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens | NP-FW50 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (1020mAh) | AC Adapter | Power Cord | Shoulder Strap | Body Cap | Accessory Shoe Cap | Eyepiece Cup | Micro-USB Cable | ALC-F405S 40.5mm Front Lens Cap | ALC-R1EM Rear Lens Cap | Sony 1 Year Limited Warranty | Camera Case | 32GB SDHC U3 Card | 40.5mm Filter Kit(UV/CPL/ND) | Cleaning Kit | Card Reader | Memory Wallet | PC Software Package
  • GRAB THE BEST OF LIFE: Despite its compact size and light weight, the a6400 delivers speedy performance and a range of features you'd expect from a full-frame model. Whether you're taking still shots or movies, creative compositions or everyday selfie shots, you'll enjoy beautiful images that you'll want to share, on the go.
  • UNPARALLELED AF PERFORMANCE IS THE KEY TO BEAUTIFUL SHOTS: Fast and accurate autofocus lets you capture fleeting moments in stunning detail, thanks to a combination of innovative technologies. A total of 425 phase-detection AF points work in conjunction with contrast-detection AF to achieve a remarkable 0.02 sec speed, while High-density AF Tracking Technology follows even erratically moving subjects.
  • AN INNOVATIVE IMAGE-PROCESSING SYSTEM: The camera's APS-C size, 24.2-megapixel Exmor CMOS sensor provides a wide sensitivity range and excellent low-noise performance. In conjunction with the new-generation BIONZ X image processing engine, it delivers beautiful, high-resolution images with superb image clarity and texture reproduction.
  • EXTRAORDINARY IMAGE QUALITY, LOW NOISE AND WIDER ISO RANGE: Maximum standard ISO sensitivity has been increased to ISO 32000 (expanded to ISO 102400 for stills), while improved imaging algorithms, detail reproduction technology and area-division noise reduction result in more realistic textures, better detail in shadow regions, and more lifelike colors, including human skin tones and natural plant colors.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony a6400
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Sony a6400 Final Thoughts

"The bundle is great."

Button feeling and placement is great. The Sony a6400 is by far my favorite camera since the Nikon D700. Needed to get it in time to experiment & get used to it. The Sony a6400's build quality is excellent. The Sony a6400 was with me at all times.

Overall Score
5.0


(11 Points)

6. Canon 90d Light Weight Digital Camera

User Ratings: 63 15

Canon 90d First Impressions

"Greats products!"

Have used Canon cameras all the way back to 35mm. I love all the accessories included with my new Canon 90d camera. I would highly recommend this Canon 90d and bundle. This is a fantastic Light Weight Digital Camera. I use it with my one year old Canon lens.

  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto Preset Lens + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + Macro Filter Kit + 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens - 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor - UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording - Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - EOS iTR autofocus
  • Three lens kit: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - With semi wide angle frame best for portraits even in low lighting conditions + Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens - Ideal Zoom for day to day use due to its light weight and smooth function + 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens & 650-1300mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens - Attached to the T-mount this telephoto lenses gives great zoom, best for distant & wildlife photography used by beginners as well as professionals alike.
  • This bundle comes with a load of premium accessories.
  • Canon battery and charger - Extra battery - 64GB Memory Card - 2.2x Telephoto lens - 0.43x Wide angle macro lens - Two HD filter kits - Macro close-up kit - Bagpack - Camera case
  • 50 Inch tripod - Wireless remote - Memory card reader - Lens hoods and More..
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 90d
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 90d Final Thoughts

"On the Canon 90d."

This is a fantastic Light Weight Digital Camera. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. All around for the price, it was still worth it. I have always gotten great results with my Canon 90d. I love the camera and the bundle is OK.

Overall Score
4.2


(9 Points)

7. Canon 80d Light Weight Digital Camera

User Ratings: 65

Canon 80d First Impressions

"Happy it was included."

First four pictures I took and they came out great! The battery that does come with the camera lasts a long time. So pleased with all the features. All around for the price, it was still worth it. However on contacting Canon about it, they sent us a memory card.

  • Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto Preset Lens + Wide Angle & Telephoto Lens + Macro Filter Kit + 64GB Memory Card + Accessory Bundle
  • Canon EOS 80D Camera - 24.2MegaPixels APS-C CMOS Sensor - 3.0" 1.04m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen - Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps - 45-Point All Cross-Type AF System - Dual Pixel CMOS AF - Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 7 fps Shooting - Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Three lens kit: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens - With semi wide angle frame best for portraits even in low lighting conditions + Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Autofocus Lens - Ideal Zoom for day to day use due to its light weight and smooth function + 500mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens & 650-1300mm f/8.0 Preset Telephoto Lens - Attached to the T-mount this telephoto lenses gives great zoom, best for distant & wildlife photography used by beginners as well as professionals alike.
  • This bundle comes with a load of premium accessories.
  • Canon battery and charger - Extra battery - 64GB Memory Card - 2.2x Telephoto lens - 0.43x Wide angle macro lens - Two HD filter kits - Macro close-up kit - Bagpack - Camera case
  • 50 Inch tripod - Wireless remote - Memory card reader - Lens hoods and More..
  • Batteries: 2 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 80d
  • Battery Life
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  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 80d Final Thoughts

"I do love the camera."

Works great for my daughter and her film school. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. But I'd buy from Canon again, so they've got that going for them. This Canon 80d is built tough. Many more options than available to entry level models.

Overall Score
4.3


(4 Points)

8. Sony SEL16F28 Light Weight Digital Camera

User Ratings: 46

Sony SEL16F28 First Impressions

"That's very cool."

Best price, fast delivery and good support in case something goes wrong. I've been more than happy with this Light Weight Digital Camera. We love the Sony SEL16F28, but let's talk about the accessories. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. And because it is older, you can get it cheaper.

  • Sony SEL16F28 SEL-16F28 Interchangeable Alpha E-mount 16mm F2.8 Lens (Silver) for NEX Camera + Sony 16GB SD Card + Tiffen 49mm Photo/Video Essentials Filter Kit + Small Neoprene DSLR Case + Accessory Kit
  • Light weight, heavy duty
  • Made for movies
  • Smooth Manual Focusing
  • Circular Aperture
  • Accessories for creative shooting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony SEL16F28
  • Battery Life
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Sony SEL16F28 Final Thoughts

"Images turn out great!"

It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. The read/write speed is seriously blazing fast. It has a great feel, not too heavy but still substantial. Many more options than available to entry level models. However on contacting Sony about it, they sent us a memory card.

Overall Score
4.5


(3 Points)

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