Here’s a 4-minute video by French photographer Duncan Dimanche in which he looks into the lightest and cheapest full-frame camera kits available on the market.
Dimanche digs through online retailers to establish the difference between cameras offered by four major brands: Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Pentax.
While you may think that a Sony mirrorless camera with accompanying lenses might be the lightest, that is surprisingly not the case. Instead, it’s the Nikon D750 kit with its 5 lenses that is the relative featherweight. The Sony a7, Sony a99 II, Canon 6D, and Pentax K-1 round out the list, respectively, from lightest to heaviest kits.
It turns out the Nikon D750 kit is also the cheapest, too (when you don’t include a pricey super wide-angle lens in each kit). The Sony a7 system comes in second, with the Canon 6D in third place, and then the Pentax K-1. However, Dimanche points out that these prices will vary depending on when you actually watch the video. The market can sometimes be quite fluid in its pricing.