Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison

Started Jul 9, 2014 | Discussions thread
NowHearThis Veteran Member • Posts: 3,572
Re: Mirrorless & DSLR Weight Comparison

wombat661 wrote:

In almost every conversation, it is always brought up that Mirrorless is lighter than DSLR. You can save weight by going mirrorless. Quick search of the forum will show many such advise. I have always consider mirrorless to replace DSLR as well. With the fast focus Sony a6000, seems like the gap is closing.

I have been looking closely at a mirrorless APS-C system, and how much lighter they are. ...

For the camera, a light DSLR is not that much heavier than mirrorless APS-C.

A CanonT5i body  is 236g heavier than a Sony A6000, given that the Sony only weights 344g to begin with, that's a big difference.

Just get a D5300 instead and use the same lens.

A D5300 is still almost 6 oz heavier than some small mirrorless (E-M10, A6000, X-E2).

Mirrorless camera might be thinner making it hard to grip, but weight is about the same just looking at the numbers.

See numbers below.

Am I missing something or is something more to the weights comparison.

** Camera and a Fast Wide-Zoom Lens **

Olympus E-M10 + 12-40/2.8 • 782g
Sony A6000 + 16-70/4 • 652g
Fuji X-E2 + 18-55/2.8-4 • 660g


Sony A65 + 16-50/2.8 • 1200g
Pentax K3 + 16-50/2.8 • 1365g
Nikon D5300 + 17-55/2.8 • 1235g
Nikon D7100 + 17-55/2.8 • 1520g
Canon 70D + 17-55/2.8 • 1400g

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