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Cameras There are lots of light weight compact cameras around but if you need better quality lenses there are some alternatives to full size DSLR cameras for a hiker or climber who has to carry it all. Please send links to more resources.

Nikon J1

Basic weight 9.8 oz - 277 g bat no battery and memory card.
Olympus EPL1 Olympus EPL1 Weight (no batt) 334g (296g)

Large range of lenses


Panasonic DMC G10

Panasonic DMC G10 camera with removable lens

Weight (camera body) Approx. 336 g (11.85 oz)*
Weight (inc supplied lens, card and battery) Approx. 558 g (19.68 oz)*

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Samsung NX10

Samsung NX10

Weight: 353 grams (body only)

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Samsung NX100

The Samsung NX100 Weight 282g (without battery and Memory card) and measures 120.5 x 71 x 34.5mm (excluding the projection part).

Sony NEX 5

Sony NEX5 removable lens camera

Sony NEX5 released 2010

 and there is also an adaptor that allows the NEX cameras to be used with existing Sony Alpha SLR lenses, as well as with older Minolta Dynax lenses.
Pros: Easy to hold and operate one-handed; Versatile camera; Can shoot in Raw/ Raw + JPEG; Full HD video recording; Good images at high ISOs

Cons: Control layout is confusing, especially when performing complex functions; NEX Raw file format is not yet accommodated by Adobe Camera Raw

Camera body 288g including battery and memory card

18-55mm lens 194g

18-200mm lens 524g 

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