A number of people thought it was compact. Expert review site Ephotozine.com gave it a score of 70 out of 100 and wrote in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS “Canon announced the 220 HS in February 2011, adding to their range of premium IXUS digital compact cameras”. Expert website Pcworld.in wrote “Canon IXUS 220 HS is the latest mainstream compact digital camera from Canon's stable” in their Canon IXUS 220 HS review. Expert website Cnet.com.au wrote “Canon has long been the doyen of the slimline, compact camera market, with previous offerings proving that style can walk hand-in-hand with photographic substance” in their review of the Canon IXUS 220 HS.
A number of Canon IXUS 220 HS reviewers wrote in their reviews that the Canon IXUS 220 HS was thin. Cnet.co.uk mentioned five years ago “The £185 Canon IXUS 220 HS is slim, stylish and offers many of the same advantages as the IXUS 115 HS, which we're rather fond of.” and scored this digital camera 4 stars. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk also five years ago “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a 12Mp compact that's slim, well built” in their review. Also five years ago Steves-Digicams.com said on expert review site Steve's Digicams “The 300 HS is being touted by Canon as the world's thinnest 24mm, 5x optical zoom digital camera with Optical Image S”.
Several Canon IXUS 220 HS owners reckoned that the product was heavy and bulky. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.sg said in their review of this digital camera “They probably wouldn’t like to lug around a bulky camera and a bag” .
One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to carry around. One customer who purchased it thought it was lightweight. Expert website Cameras.co.uk mentioned in their Canon IXUS 220 HS review five years ago “The Canon IXUS 220 HS is a small, lightweight digital camera”.
One person who reviewed it said that it was a good body shape.