Lighter isn't always better. A camera with some heft can be a better shooter, because it is a more stable platform.
The Canon QL17 is a well-made camera, but I wouldn't think of it as lightweight. The Olympus 35 RC is a small camera that gets a lot of positive comments. The Olympus XA is very nice, but I sometimes think it is a bit too small and the finish too smooth (always use a hand or neck strap).
There are numerous other small 35mm rangefinders from the 1970s, including offerings from Minolta, Konica and Rollei.
The Zeiss Ikon is a full-size camera, while the Cosina Voigtlander Bessa cameras are a bit smaller.
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