A few Canon IXUS 500 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was compact. Pcmag.com wrote in their review “At the top end of Canon's wildly popular Elph compact digital camera line, sits the 12.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS” and scored it 4 stars. Pcmag.com also mentioned “The top-of-the-line touch-screen Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS is an excellent compact camera with an impressive spec sheet”. Pcmag.com also wrote “The Canon PowerShot Elph 520 HS packs a 12x zoom lens into a very compact body that's sure to turn heads.”.
Some Canon IXUS 500 reviewers who reviewed this digital camera said that it was thin. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com wrote “The Canon Elph 520 HS is a slim, sleek and powerful little camera” in their review of the Canon IXUS 500. Pcadvisor.co.uk said on PC Advisor.co.uk “I would suggest the Canon IXUS 220 HS instead, because of its slim form factor” in their Canon IXUS 500 review. Expertreviews.co.uk gave the Canon IXUS 500 a rating of 80 out of 100 and wrote on Expert Reviews “The slim, sumptuous design”.
Several customers said in their reviews that the product was a good body shape. Expert website Letsgodigital.org wrote “Thereby guarantees high image quality and a sleek, stainless steel body” in their review. Digicambuyer.co.uk scored it very highly and wrote “Its classy stainless steel body has a mix of curves”.
One Canon IXUS 500 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was thick. Cnet.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.co.uk five years ago “The camera's high price may prevent it from attaining a broad appeal, though”.
One Canon IXUS 500 owner who reviewed it thought it was easy to carry around. Expert website Cameras.co.uk gave this digital camera a rating of 4 stars and wrote in their Canon IXUS 500 review eleven years ago “Likely to appeal to anyone looking for a digital camera that looks good, is easy to carry around and takes a decent shot”.