Some Sony HDR-XR520 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Six years ago Electronicsme.com said “The XR520V feels quite bulky in the hand compared wi”. Electronicsme.com also said “Despite is bulky appearance”. Electronicsme.com also said “Tricky user interface, heavy, short battery life, unremarkable HD video performance”.
One Sony HDR-XR520 reviewer thought it was not compact. Electronicsme.com and said “Not compact or light”. One customer thought it was not heavy. Six years ago Electronicsme.com said in their review of the Sony HDR-XR520 “Hefty price tag” but in spite of that still rated it 68 out of 100.