Heavy? That is a relative term. Lots of cameras that are fun to shoot, produce incredible photos, are both large and heavy. Speed Graphic, SLR Graflex, C330, and many many more.
I kid you not: This sucker weighs about the same as a Speed Graphic! (Shipping weight on the box was 6.0 lbs, of which I figure no more than half a pound was packing materials.) And I only get 1/4 of the image area.
San Diego, CA, USA
The lady of the house has to be a pretty swell sort of person to put up with the annoyance of a photographer.
-The Little Technical Library, _Developing, Printing, And Enlarging_