You have to totally remove the case to get to the battery and memory card. The bottom piece screws into the camera and thus has to be unscrewed and removed. Luckily the battery lasts pretty long so case removal is not frequent.
By Mike on August 11, 2015
You can take a picture by unsnapping the part that goes over the lens, but it is really awkward. I just use this case for transporting the camera. I totally remove it when I use the camera. It has to be totally removed to change batteries or to remove the memory card.
By Mike on October 15, 2015
The case has a separate bottom that screws to the bottom of the camera. The top section, that covers the lens and camera proper, snaps onto the bottom section. It can be "dropped" down while still attached, or it can be unsnapped to remove it completely.
By Amazon Customer on January 26, 2014