The top of the camera appears to be brushed aluminum and contrasts the rest of the black exterior nicely. The brand and model name are on the far left, followed by speaker, microphone, on/off switch, shutter button with zoom dial and E. Zoom (easy zoom) button. The E. Zoom button will quickly extend the lens to the maximum optical zoom position. Pressing it again will enter the digital zoom range.
The bottom of the FX150 features a tripod receptacle (very cool) as well as the battery and memory card compartment.
Here we have the battery and card compartment open. The battery slides in and is held in place by the white release lever while the memory card slot is spring-loaded.
Finally we have a couple of pictures with the camera on and the lens barrel extended.
Let's continue ahead and take a look at some features and menu options.