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