The Samsung ST6500 is a metal cased camera and it feels good in the hands thanks to the sweeping design
It's built to a high enough level for use in every day situations and we like the little extras such as the locking switch on the battery door and the sturdiness of the USB and HDMI port covers.
There are hardly any buttons on the camera and they're all conveniently placed in positions which fingers or thumbs fall easily to, which makes the ST6500 easy to use.
Batteries are charged in the camera and the cable can also detach from the mains plug to reveal a USB connection. Plugging this into a computer charges the battery while images are transferred, driver updates are also downloaded automatically. This could be useful for anyone taking the camera travelling because the camera can be charged at an internet cafe and images uploaded straight to a networking site such as Flickr or Facebook.