Overall photo quality from the ZR3 is very good for a compact camera. At its lower ISO sensitivities, photos are sharp, with good fine detail and little if any visible noise. At ISO 400, subjects appear softer and there's a slight shift in color. Some fine detail is preserved, though, so you can still get good 4x6 prints as long as you don't do any heavy cropping or enlarging. Pictures taken at higher sensitivities are OK; good enough for Web use, but there is a noticeable increase in noise and softness.