Canon SX520 HS weighs 441 g (0.97 lb / 15.56 oz)
and has external dimensions of 120 x 82 x 92 mm (4.72 x 3.23 x 3.62″)
. Considering that the average weight of Compact type cameras is 188g, Canon SX520 HS is a significantly heavy camera for its class. With a thickness of 92mm, it is not small either, 63mm thicker than the average of its class.
Here is the front and top view image of Canon SX520 HS with the dimensions:
In order to give you a better idea about the real life size of Canon SX520 HS, we have added an image of how it looks next to a credit card and an AA type battery.
Now let's compare Canon SX520 HS size with the camera that it replaced: Canon SX510 HS. Canon SX510 HS is clearly the smaller of the two cameras. Its body is 16mm narrower, 12mm shorter and 12mm thinner than Canon SX520 HS.
Below you can find the comparison of the weight and thickness of Canon SX520 HS with its main competitors:
Canon SX520 HS doesn't have any environmental sealings on its body so you got to be extra careful to protect it against water and dust. If you shoot under these conditions very often, consider checking Top Compact Cameras with Weather Sealing page.