The build quality is great; the metal frame keeps everything sturdy and the hinge is stiff enough to stay in place, but smooth in motion. Only the glass screen is likely to attract scratches – it might be worth investing in a cover too.
The screen also provides the main input system for the camera, with all the modes and other selections being altered using the touch interface. Physical buttons are limited to power and a zoom/shutter on the top of the device, along with home and playback options at the back.
The menus are set out well, with an interface that will be familiar to those who have used Samsung’s smartphones. Icons are spread across five screens, and the touch interface is responsive, unlike other modern cameras with touch controls.