The battery charger is included. I'm not sure what the camera and battery weigh, but not much. I carry my camera in one of the pockets of my travel vest. The lens are protected by two internal screens that close when the camera is turned off. I hope this helps.
yes, battery charger is included. I was surprise by the weight. It is heavier than I thought it would be. The shutter over the lens seems a bit flimsy and I get concerned it will be damaged because for my work I have to carry it in my pocket.