One day I shoot wedding photos for my friends. During the banquet that night,a friend sitting next to me looked at my camera kit and said, “Your camera looks so big and heavy. Would you recommend a DSLR camera right for me?”

Demands for DSLR cameras increase in digital camera market. Many consumers prefer lightweight DSLR cameras with compact size. I am going to introduce some cameras of such type in categories of brand. If you have no idea about DSLR camera yet, recommend to read my blog post Know Digital SLR in 5 Minutes.

Canon
Canon provides lightweight compact DSLR cameras in its Rebel product line.

Canon Rebel SL1 (100D) The world’s smallest and lightest digital SLR camera so far announced in March 2013.
Canon EOS Rebel T5i (700D) The new flagship of the Rebel Line for photo enthusiasts announced in March 2013.
Canon EOS Rebel T3i (600D) A truly easy to use 18.0 megapixel digital SLR camera released in February 2011.
Canon EOS Rebel T3 (1100D) A DSLR camera with 12.2 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor announced in February 2011.
Canon EOS Rebel T2i (550D) A DSLR camera with 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Image Sensor announced in February 2010.
Canon EOS Rebel T1i (500D) A 15.1 megapixel digital SLR camera released in May 2009.

You may click a camera name to get more details with sample photos, videos and market price.

Nikon
The lightweight compact DSLR cameras from Nikon are listed in the table below.

Nikon Df A 16.2 megapixel FX DSLR camera announced in November 2013.
Nikon D5300 A 24.2 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in October 2013.
Nikon D5200 A 24.1 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in November 2012.
Nikon D5100 A 16.2 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in April 2011.
Nikon D5000 A 12.3 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in April 2009.
Nikon D3200 A 24.2 megapixel DX DSLR camera launched in April 2012.
Nikon D3100 A 14.2 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in August 2010.
Nikon D3000 A 10.2 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in July 2009.
Nikon D90 A 12.3 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in August 2008.
Nikon D80 A 10.2 megapixel DX DSLR camera announced in August 2006.

You may click a camera name to get more details with sample photos, videos and market price.

(More lightweight compact DSLR cameras will be added later.)