For its price and features, the JZ500's photos are pretty good, but there is room for improvement. Even at this camera's lowest ISO settings, photos just aren't very sharp so subjects look a little soft and smeary. This means even in bright lighting, fine-quality prints larger than 8x10 inches might be difficult. However, the quality doesn't really drop off until ISO 800 and the Auto ISO is conservative, too, giving you a good chance of getting a sharper photo when shooting indoors when shooting fully automatic. This also means you're going to be better off not holding the camera and using the 2-second timer for lower-light photos or when using the zoom lens. At the camera's higher ISOs, colors are dull and washed out, and subjects take on a painterly appearance from noise reduction.