The S6000's produces bright, vivid colors. In our lab tests they weren't accurate, particularly reds, oranges, and pinks, but my test shots were pleasing without looking unnatural. White balance is overall good, but a little too yellow/green indoors. Exposure was generally good, too, if occasionally underexposed. If it's not to your liking, though, Nikon's D-Lighting feature in this camera's playback editing options will help rescue detail lost in shadows. Like most all compact cameras, however, highlights tend to blow out.