Fourteen owners wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Mac World said “Compact, pocketable design”. Photographyblog.com mentioned on PhotographyBlog.com last year “Canon's SX range of travel compact cameras have long been popular” in their review of this digital camera and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Photographyblog.com also wrote “Canon's latest superzoom travel compact camera” in their review.
Three people considered that it was thin. About.com mentioned “Very thin camera that's easy to fit in a pocket”. About.com also wrote “The Canon SX720 HS is the latest of these powerful thin cameras” in their review. Photographyblog.com gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned on expert website PhotographyBlog.com last year “The Canon PowerShot SX720 HS continues that tradition, housing a market-leading 40x optical zoom in a slim and sleek body design, which i”.
Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was good structurally.
Two customers mentioned that it was heavy and bulky. Ann Chamberlain wrote on Amazon “Slightly larger & heavier than some of the compacts”. Guerro from the Ghetto wrote on Bhphotovideo.com “I purchased this product to bring to work and carry when hiking/backpacking, so I didn't have to lug around a big/heavy DSLR”.