Which is the cheapest and smallest DSLR available?


Status
Not open for further replies.

ManWearPants

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2008
4,200
6
38
Singapore
#1
I would like to find out which is the smallest and cheapest digital SLR body that can interchange lens. If it is not possible to name one , then kindly separate them into smallest and then cheapest. I am asking about DSLR so please do not name mirror-less or range finder solutions. Any brand as long as it is digital and is working. Thanks.
 

Last edited:

cleonbus

Deregistered
Nov 18, 2006
7,060
0
0
Kuala Lumpur
#2
I think the entry level DSLRs are the smallest in size.Try the Pentax K-x:)
 

ManWearPants

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2008
4,200
6
38
Singapore
#4
I think the entry level DSLRs are the smallest in size.Try the Pentax K-x:)
Are there any non mainstream players? Anyone outside of the normal Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax. Is there any no name brands hiding somewhere...such as Russia, China, India, East Europe, etc?
 

Last edited:

Skies123

New Member
May 17, 2010
39
0
0
#6
Sony Nex is not exactly a DSLR. But has got DSLR functions and comes with interchangeable lens. Its pretty small and compact.
 

ManWearPants

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2008
4,200
6
38
Singapore
#7
How about Olympus?Since the grip is small,i suppose it should be smaller in size too...
Sony Nex is not exactly a DSLR. But has got DSLR functions and comes with interchangeable lens. Its pretty small and compact.
These are mirrorless which I am not looking for. I like a camera with OVF and the flick of mirrors.
 

trelch

New Member
Jun 27, 2010
212
0
0
#9
Olympus e4XX series. I used to own a e450 which only weighs 380gram, wonderful little camera, which couples very well with a 25mm pancake lens at 95gram, till I got into the even smaller mirrorless pen. Lightest should be the Olympus e410 at 375gram, but it is not available anymore.
 

Last edited:

henry soh

New Member
Aug 29, 2008
851
0
0
#10
Hi, Cheapest & Smallest DSLRs are:-olympus E400, Pentax istD, Tessina
 

Rashkae

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2005
19,105
12
0
#11
Sony A330 and A380. Or the new A390.
 

Aug 21, 2010
166
0
16
#13
among the current models, my research showed pentax k-x is cheapest (<$800 for the kit), followed by olympus e-620... although you may find olympus e-450 at some good prices too

however, i think availability of e-620 is a bit of a challenge compared to pentax... the only place i think its easily available is harvey norman and best denki... mr ng at best denki taka might give you a good price ;)
 

Rashkae

Senior Member
Nov 28, 2005
19,105
12
0
#14
among the current models, my research showed pentax k-x is cheapest (<$800 for the kit), followed by olympus e-620... although you may find olympus e-450 at some good prices too
The Sony Alpha 290 Is about 630 with kit lens.
 

Aug 21, 2010
166
0
16
#15
@rashkae - actually you are right... in fact, the dual-lens kit is $999 on the sony website... i stand corrected, cos sony was not really high in my list of candidates ...
 

mabmy

Senior Member
Jan 19, 2009
721
0
16
Simei
#16
The Oly E420 fits your description. For a dslr, its touted to be the smallest and lightest. If you can live without IS then this body is for you. Otherwise all the best in searching for one. :)
 

pinholecam

Moderator
Staff member
Jul 23, 2007
10,944
88
48
#17
Kx is small and cheap, esp with the pancake primes.
The Olympus is a good bet as well.

They are all still rather big imo and not pocketable.
 

Aug 21, 2010
166
0
16
#18
Kx is small and cheap, esp with the pancake primes.
The Olympus is a good bet as well.

They are all still rather big imo and not pocketable.
i don't think he was looking for a pocket-fit, just the smallest ... :)
 

An drew

Senior Member
May 27, 2005
3,920
9
38
#19
Nikon D40 should fit the bill. Though no longer available first hand.

Cheap and small
Yeah, I went with a D40X. It is just slightly bigger than my m4/3 cam. The latest equivalent is perhaps the D3100.

Oly probably a good choice too, the only concern now is that Oly is concentrating on their m4/3 range instead.
 

android17

New Member
Sep 27, 2009
945
0
0
#20
For brand new dslr, cheapest would be the A230. Recently there was even a promo for it, A230 body + lens + menory card + accessories for $499. But it ended already i think. Now it should be $5xx.

For smallest, it should be olympus E450, though the sony A33 is nearly as small as E450. Both of this cameras are smaller than any dslrs in the market right now i believe.

For 2nd hand, ive seen sony a100, 230 and minolta 5D going for $2xx.
 

Last edited:
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top Bottom