The overall layout of buttons and controls is quite good on such a compact unit. The large, bright 2.5-inch screen takes up most of the back of the unit. The zoom, shutter, optical image stabilization and power controls are located on the top of the camera, all within easy access. Located on the back are the menu controls and the mode dial, which allow you to select from normal, macro, simple, scene, movie and playback modes. The unit also offers a Power LCD function, which helps you see the screen even on the sunniest of days. All you need to do is hold the Display/LCD button down a little longer and then select Power LCD mode from the screen. The LCD backlight gains up to approximately 1.4 times brighter to produce clear, easily viewable images, even in bright sunlight.