5 Lightweight Cameras That Will Help Keep You Nimble

Forget big and bulky, these powerful, lightweight cameras all weigh less than a 1lb!

Gone are the days where you needed to carry big, bulky cameras around to get top-notch image quality. Now, you can get your hands on Mirrorless cameras that are tiny. The lightweight cameras we’ve listed here are small in size. However, they’re big on features, and wow, they pack a punch. If you’re a photographer who likes to keep things light so that you can move quickly, these cameras might be for you. After the break, Join us to see which five lightweight cameras that all cost under $1,000 made our list.

These lightweight cameras will not disappoint. You’ll be able to run around without being weighed down. You’ll appreciate the crazy fast autofocus systems and stellar image quality. Some of these lightweight cameras also have IBIS and excellent weather sealing. The best part. They’re all under $1,000 too. Check out our top picks for lightweight cameras below.

Fujifilm XS10

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In our review, we said:

“It’s easy and fun to use. The images it produces are excellent. The RAWS and JPEGS are fantastic, and the IBIS and film sims make it a joy to use.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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ISO 6400

Buy now: $999

Nikon Z50

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In our review, we said:

“Ergonomically, the Nikon Z50 is near perfect. Nikon has set the standard for how small Mirrorless APS-C cameras should be here. Even with the huge NIKKOR Z lenses attached to this camera, it is easy to hold and use.”

Brett Day – Gear Editor
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Buy now: $829

Canon EOS M6 Mk II

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In our review, we said:

“While some photographers may feel like this is a smallish camera, the Canon EOS M6 Mk II quite honestly feels very solid. Those of us who wear more massive mitts might think that this camera is too small. But those of us with more standardized phalanges won’t see a problem. This is a camera that you genuinely want to carry around with you everywhere.”

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Buy now: $849

Pro Tip: These lightweight cameras are fantastic to run around with. However, not all of them are weather sealed. If you have a non-weather sealed camera, use some weatherproof covers. These covers will let you shoot in the rain, snow, and more. They’re affordable too. Keep some in your camera bag so you can shoot whatever the weather is doing.

Olympus OMD EM5 Mark III

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In our review, we said:

“All things considered, the Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III is a solid performer. While it may not have the latest and greatest tech under the hood, the sum of all of its parts culminates in a pleasant shooting experience overall. The EM5 Mark III’s autofocus is quick and accurate, the weather resistance is top-notch, and the image stabilization is arguably one of the best in the industry.”

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Buy now: $999

Sony a6400

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In our review, we said:

“All in all, photographers looking for a compact, reliable, and easy to use camera will find lots to love in the Sony A6400.”

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Buy now: $898

Brett Day

Brett Day is the Gear Editor at The Phoblographer and has been a photographer for as long as he can remember. Brett has his own photography business that focuses on corporate events and portraiture. In his spare time, Brett loves to practice landscape and wildlife photography. When he's not behind a camera, he's enjoying life with his wife and two kids, or he's playing video games, drinking coffee, and eating Cheetos.