The photo quality from the FZ100 is mixed. Photos are very good up to ISO 200 with nice color and relatively low noise. But as soon as you jump up to ISO 400, noise and Panasonic's JPEG processing result in soft smeary details and yellow blotching. ISO 800 and 1,600 are unusable except maybe at small sizes. However, if you don't mind shooting in raw or raw plus JPEG, you can process the images yourself and get much better results. Thankfully, the camera is fast enough that you don't pay a performance penalty for shooting in raw.