You curious about how much does a Canon camera weight. This post will give you the camera weight for each of the Canon cameras.
How much does the average camera weigh? Over all, with all included, the average DSLR weighs 1.7 pounds, although there is quite a range from the lightest to heaviest Canons. Here's a quick look at the 4 different size classifications of Canon cameras and their weight ranges, compact DSLR, mirrorless, prosumer, and professional.
Canon's compact DSLR cameras include the Rebel SL1, SL2, and SL3. They weigh between .9 pounds and 1.5 pounds. They're still bona fide DSLR cameras, but the whole design process was centered around keeping them as small and light as possible.
Compact DSLRs weigh between 0.9 to 1.5 pounds. Here are 5 weight examples in this class.
Canon's mirrorless cameras weigh about half as much as their average DLSR. That's because mirrorless cameras don't need room for the prism housing, nor the room for the mirror assembly.
Mirrorless cameras weigh between 0.6 and 1.6 pounds.
Canon M6 Mark II
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS R
This category of Canons is the largest in terms of sales and popularity. This includes cameras called "enthusiast," "advanced hobbyist" and "professional" who want a prosumer as a backup-that's where I come in with my Canon 70D.
This category of Canons typically weigh between 1.5 and 2.5 pounds.
Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 6D Mark II
Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 5D Mark IV
The Canon DSLRs that weigh in as the heaviest cameras are the ones that have the permanent extended battery grip. They all have full frame sensors and the camera body and lens sizes to match.
Pro Canon cameras weigh between 2.5 and 3.5 pounds.
Canon 1Ds Mark III
Canon 1Dx Mark III
Canon 1Dx Mark II
A prosumer camera weighs about the same amount as a liter of water, which is about 2.2 lbs.
The weight of a Canon mirrorless EOS R is about 1.5 pounds, which is the same as 2 cans of soup.
The weight of the lens makes a big contribution to the overall weight. You'll never be using your camera without a lens attached and lenses can weigh heavier than the camera bodies.
In addition to getting away from shooting with a full frame camera, you can use an EF-S lens rather than an EF lens. Although both of these types of lenses will fit on your Canon crop sensor camera, the EF-S lenses are smaller, more affordable, and lighter.
If you're in the market for a new Canon, consider mirrorless. They've come down in price, have adequate lenses available and are oh so light to carry.
Keep having a blast by shooting a Canon!
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