Several people wrote in their reviews that the Canon Legria HF R56 was compact. A. Kinson mentioned “The Canon Legria HF R56 Camcorder is very compact and fits in the palm of your hand, so is easy to transport” in their review of this camcorder. I<3books mentioned in their Canon Legria HF R56 review two years ago “Is light and compact” . Ibraar 'le Saracen' mentioned on Amazon “In the case of consumer compact Camcorders, this is superb” in their Canon Legria HF R56 review and scored the Canon Legria HF R56 5 stars.
A few customers who purchased this camcorder agreed that it was lightweight. Two years ago Pam Ogden wrote on Amazon “Very pleased with this compact lightweight camcorder” and rated it 5 stars. One Canon Legria HF R56 reviewer said in their reviews that it was good structurally. Greta wrote “Easy to use, light construction” in her review.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to carry around. Mr M mentioned on Amazon last year “Not as good picture quality as my old DV camcorder from Sony, although it's compact and easy to carry” in his review of the Canon Legria HF R56 and rated it 5 stars.
One person who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was a good depth.
One person mentioned in their reviews that it was a good weight. Stephen A. Michael rated it as excellent and he said on Amazon “Light weight, easy to use, great zoom!”.