Some Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS owners who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “The Canon IXUS 265 HS is a stylish, pocket-sized compact camera, equipped with a 12x optical zoom lens”. Expert review site Photographyblog.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote “The Canon IXUS 265 HS (also known as the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS) is a stylish digital compact camera sporting a 16 megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor with a DIGIC 4+ processor” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS. Expert review site Digitaltrends.com mentioned “Take a good look at Canon's PowerShot ELPH 340, because it may be the last time we will ever see such a compact point-and-shoot camera from Canon again” .
Some customers said in their reviews that this digital camera was thin. Expert review site Pcmag.com mentioned “The Canon PowerShot Elph 340 HS pocket camera packs a long zoom into a slim body.” yet they only rated it 50 out of 100. Steves-Digicams.com mentioned on Steve's Digicams “By Eric Butterfield The Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS is a slim and powerful point-and-shoot that aims to make your life easy, yet deliver creative” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS.
One person concluded that the product was a good body shape. Expert Reviews said “Sleek, stylish body” in their review of the Canon PowerShot ELPH 340 HS.