Nine customers who reviewed the product mentioned that it was compact. A. Kinson said three years ago “The Canon Legria HF R56 Camcorder is very compact and fits in the palm of your hand, so is easy to transport” and gave the product a rating of 8 stars. In the same month Ibraar 'le Saracen' said “`this is VERY compact, has plenty of built in memory (especially when filming in SD as I do) takes SD Cards too”. Mark Jean Anastasi mentioned on Amazon “Small, compact camera, good value for money” in his Canon Legria HF R56 review.
Four customers who reviewed it mentioned that it was lightweight. Pam Ogden wrote “Very pleased with this compact lightweight camcorder”.
One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was easy to carry around. Two years ago Mr M mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Not as good picture quality as my old DV camcorder from Sony, although it's compact and easy to carry”.
One owner who reviewed it thought it was good structurally. Greta mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Easy to use, light construction” in her review of this camcorder and gave the product a rating of 7 stars.