Some people thought it was compact. A. Kinson said in their Canon Legria HF R56 review on Amazon “The Canon Legria HF R56 Camcorder is very compact and fits in the palm of your hand, so is easy to transport”. I<3books wrote in their review of this camcorders “Is light and compact”. Ibraar 'le Saracen' wrote “In the case of consumer compact Camcorders, this is superb” in their Canon Legria HF R56 review.
Four Canon Legria HF R56 reviewers thought this camcorders was lightweight. Pam Ogden wrote “Excellent lightweight camera at a budget price”. Pam Ogden also said “Very pleased with this compact lightweight camcorder”.
Several Canon Legria HF R56 reviewers who purchased the Canon Legria HF R56 agreed that it was thick. Two years ago Ibraar 'le Saracen' mentioned on Amazon “The picture quality at full or wide is crisp and sharp” in their Canon Legria HF R56 review. Mike said in his review of this camcorders “The blur shows up if you pan to quickly, even in wide angle, so take your time”.
One Canon Legria HF R56 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight. Stephen A. Michael mentioned in his review of this camcorders “Light weight, easy to use, great zoom!”. One person who reviewed the product mentioned that it was a good depth.
One customer considered that it was easy to carry around. Mr M said “Not as good picture quality as my old DV camcorder from Sony, although it's compact and easy to carry” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R56.