A number of customers who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was compact. Sandford rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Very compact, minimal controls - ideal for someone who wants a very small 'point”. Sandford also said “In summary an extremely compact all-round camera, with good image quality in both HD video”.
One Sony MHS-FS3 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was lightweight. Gadgetreview.com scored it 4 stars and wrote four years ago “Compact, lightweight, simple to use” in their review of this camcorder.