It's never the camera weight that bothers me, it's usually the bulk of all the extra crap that goes along with it. Working out of a car I all don't care about the weight/bulk; It's just when I have to put it on my body that I feel like I'm suited up for battle. I'm fine with a 6# Graphic handheld, but the backpack, tripod, lenses, and other accoutrements is what breaks the deal for me. I think 7# would be light. Double that would be a little heavy with extras to carry unless your a little better conditioned.