The buttons on the case are metal sprung loaded plungers that activate the buttons on the camera within the case when they are pushed and sadly this particular sample isn’t a good one. The front button that operates the power/mode button is as the buttons should be, smooth and silent. The side button is a little noisy, but acceptable, but the top button, the most important one is woeful. This button is not only makes an awful sound which is picked up by the microphone and audible to the ear it also has to be pushed very firmly to register a button press on the camera within the case.
Of all the action cameras that I have thus far reviewed this one clearly takes the crown for having the worst buttons on its waterproof case.