A few Sony HDR-XR520 owners mentioned in their reviews that it was not heavy and bulky. Electronicsme.com wrote six years ago “The XR520V feels quite bulky in the hand compared wi” in their review however they gave this camcorder a score of 68 out of 100. Electronicsme.com also wrote “Despite is bulky appearance”. Electronicsme.com also said “Tricky user interface, heavy, short battery life, unremarkable HD video performance”.
One Sony HDR-XR520 reviewer who reviewed the Sony HDR-XR520 wrote that it was not compact. Electronicsme.com mentioned “Not compact or light” . One customer thought the Sony HDR-XR520 was not heavy.