Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Light Weight DSLR Cameras

1. 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 +...

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
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

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 DSLR Cameras

2. Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto...

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 DSLR 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
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  • Value For Money
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Canon 90d Final Thoughts

"On the Canon 90d."

This is a fantastic Light Weight DSLR 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)

3. Canon EOS 80D DSLR Camera + Canon EF-S 18-55mm + Tamron 70-300mm Lens + 500mm & 650-1300mm Telephoto...

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
  • Picture Quality
  • 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)

4. Sony SEL16F28 SEL-16F28 Interchangeable Alpha E-mount 16mm F2.8 Lens (Silver) for NEX Camera + Sony ...

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 DSLR 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
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
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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)

5. Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body

User Ratings: 83 2

Nikon 1581 First Impressions

"This was my choice."

This is an excellent camera for beginners. So overall the build quality is nice on the Nikon 1581. I would highly recommend this Nikon 1581 and bundle. Just what my wife needed for her travels. Just buy this, you will not regret it.

  • Nikon D7500 DX-format Digital SLR Body
  • Class leading image quality, ISO range, image processing and metering equivalent to the award winning D500
  • Large 3.2” 922K dot, tilting LCD screen with touch functionality. Temperature: 0 °C to 40 °C (+32 °F to 104 °F) Humidity: 85 percentage or less (no condensation)
  • 51 point AF system with 15 cross type sensors and group area AF paired with up to 8 fps continuous shooting capability
  • 4K Ultra HD and 1080p Full HD video with stereo sound, power aperture control, auto ISO, 4K UHD Time Lapse and more
  • Built in Wi Fi and Bluetooth for easy connectivity through the Nikon SnapBridge App
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Nikon 1581
  • Battery Life
  • Picture Quality
  • Ergonomics
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Nikon 1581 Final Thoughts

"Photos are great."

I would highly recommend this Nikon 1581 and bundle. I've been more than happy with this Light Weight DSLR Camera. This Nikon 1581 is built tough. I've been more than happy with this Light Weight DSLR Camera. I can see using this for years before I would feel the need to upgrade.

Overall Score
4.7


(404 Points)

6. Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm STM with 55-250mm STM Lenses

User Ratings: 70

Canon 8575B003 First Impressions

"So far so good!"

Everything was fine with the kit - great value! Canon still services this camera. Some of the extra items are not useful. It is worth the trade-off when doing astro-photography. It feels wonderful and functions smoothly.

  • Canon EOS Rebel SL1 with 18-55mm STM with 55-250mm STM Lenses
  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 4 FPS continuous shooting
  • 9 point AF system, center AF point is cross-type
  • ISO 100-12800 (expandable to 25600)
  • 1080 (30, 25, 24 fps) and 720 (60, 50 fps) HD video (29min limit, H.264 format)
  • 3" touch panel LCD screen with 1,040,000 dots
  • Movie Servo AF for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 8575B003
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Canon 8575B003 Final Thoughts

"I LOVE my Canon 8575B003!"

He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! Just what my wife needed for her travels. This, in my opinion is a great camera to start learning on. I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. I have already taken it on 3 vacations.

Overall Score
4.5


(16 Points)

7. Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm, EF 75-300mm Lens, and Deluxe Bundle

User Ratings: 84 3

Canon 1159C008 First Impressions

"For personal use."

SD card that came with camera is fine. Though I have nothing to complain about the Canon 1159C008. No focus peaking, even in live view. The extra batteries don't work all that well. This is a great entry level camera.

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm, EF 75-300mm Lens, and Deluxe Bundle
  • Includes: Canon EOS Rebel T6 DSLR Camera w/ EF-S 18-55mm & 75-300mm Lens | Focus Flash w/ Wide/Tele Lenses & 58mm Filters | 58mm UV Lens Protection Filter | Two SanDisk Ultra 32GB SD Cards | ocus DSLR Camera Accessories Bundle | 59" Photo & Video Tripod
  • Canon Authorized Dealer – Includes USA Manufacturer’s Warranty
  • Canon T6 18MP CMOS DIGIC 4+ Image Processor | Wi-Fi & NFC Wireless Connectivity
  • 3.0 fps Continuous Shooting | 9-Point AF System
  • EOS Full HD Video | Enhanced Creative Filters
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 1159C008
  • Battery Life
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  • Ergonomics
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  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Canon 1159C008 Final Thoughts

"So far so great."

I love all the accessories included with my new Canon 1159C008 camera. The LCD screen is easy to see on bright sunny days. Overall, very happy with the purchase. These are a lot of megapixels. Great camera, great bundle and fast shipping.

Overall Score
4.7


(754 Points)

8. Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled

User Ratings: 81 4

Canon 0591C001 First Impressions

"I love this camera!"

It feels wonderful and functions smoothly. All other cameras in this category are much more expensive. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. The body is well balanced when using the large Art series of lenses. This Canon 0591C001 takes absolutely beautiful images!

  • Canon EOS Rebel T6i Digital SLR (Body Only) - Wi-Fi Enabled
  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor, ISO 100–12800 (expandable to H: 25600)
  • EOS Full HD Movie mode helps capture brilliant results in MP4 format
  • High-speed continuous shooting up to 5.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
  • 19-point all cross-type AF system allows superb autofocus performance and aspect ratio is 3:2 (horizontal : vertical)
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC
  • Batteries: 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon 0591C001
  • Battery Life
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  • Ergonomics
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  • Value For Money
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Canon 0591C001 Final Thoughts

"Fast saves."

Very versatile and swiftly configurable. He has waited years for this and it was everything he wanted and more! This is the best Light Weight DSLR Camera and I love it! I don't feel like I ever need any other lenses. The difference is the excellent Canon lens.

Overall Score
4.6


(46 Points)

9. CANON DIGITAL CAMERA EOS REBEL SL3 (BK) Body With EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Ca...

User Ratings: 84 1

Canon First Impressions

"Loved that camera!"

I love the camera and the bundle is OK. Very good camera for the size. I have really enjoyed putting this lens through its paces. This all with my Canon . This is the best Light Weight DSLR Camera and I love it!

  • CANON DIGITAL CAMERA EOS REBEL SL3 (BK) Body With EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
  • Lightest, Smallest EOS DSLR Camera*.
  • High Image Quality with 24.1 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) Sensor.
  • Fast and Accurate Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Eye Detection AF.
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Canon
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Canon Final Thoughts

"Now onto the bundle."

I use it with my one year old Canon lens. I've been more than happy with this Light Weight DSLR Camera. The different modes are useful. It has a very similar look to a high end smartphone screen. They are simply great cameras now at a very attractive price point.

Overall Score
4.7


(86 Points)

10. Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Di...

User Ratings: 82 3

Sony First Impressions

"No dislikes."

I took a 3 hour workshop on how to use the camera and I am good to go. Took this camera on our family vacation to Utah national parks. I would highly recommend this Sony and bundle. 5 years I've gotten to know this groundbreaking Light Weight DSLR Camera well. I've had the Sony for about two weeks now and it's been great!

  • Sony a7R III Mirrorless Camera: 42.4MP Full Frame High Resolution Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera with LaCie Rugged SSD 1TB Solid State Drive
  • INCREDIBLE DETAIL: Shoot high speed subjects at up to 10fps with continuous, accurate AF/AE tracking
  • OPTIMAL LIGHT: A back illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor with gapless on chip lens collects more light. Operating Temperature: 32 to 104 degrees Fahrenheit / 0 to 40 degrees Celsius
  • Sprint through projects with a 1TB Portable SSD Drive that harnesses Seagate FireCuda NV Me speeds of up to 950MB/s for 4K footage
  • Tackle any terrain with extreme IP67-rated water resistance as well as dust, three-meter drop, and two-ton car crush resistance
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Sony
  • Battery Life
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  • Ergonomics
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Sony Final Thoughts

"Pictures look good."

I mean, I still shoot film with my old F3 and FE and push film. This Sony is built tough. I use it with my one year old Sony lens. Basically, when doing astro-photography. My family pictures will be great from now on.

Overall Score
4.6


(145 Points)

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