Thirty people considered that it was compact. Six years ago Pcmag.com said “At the top end of Canon's wildly popular Elph compact digital camera line, sits the 12.1-megapixel Canon PowerShot Elph 500 HS”. Pcmag.com also said “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.”.
A number of customers reckoned that it was thin. Expert website Digitaltrends.com wrote five years ago “The Canon Elph 520 HS is a slim, sleek and powerful little camera”. Six years ago Pcadvisor.co.uk rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site PC Advisor.co.uk “I would suggest the Canon IXUS 220 HS instead, because of its slim form factor” in their Canon ELPH 500 HS review. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned on expert review site Expert Reviews five years ago “The slim, sumptuous design”.
Two customers who bought the product thought it was a good body shape. Expert website Letsgodigital.org wrote in their review of this digital camera six years ago “Thereby guarantees high image quality and a sleek, stainless steel body” . Also six years ago expert website Digicambuyer.co.uk mentioned “Its classy stainless steel body has a mix of curves” in their Canon ELPH 500 HS review.
One customer who bought the product thought it was thick. Expert review site Cnet.co.uk said in their review “The camera's high price may prevent it from attaining a broad appeal, though”. One person who reviewed the product concluded that it was heavy. Expert review site Hardwarezone.com.my mentioned “The Canon IXUS 310 HS is beautiful, though a tad weighty.” in their Canon ELPH 500 HS review.