Images out of the water were simple to shoot and gave pleasing results. There's a shooting mode for just about any situation, though the sheer number available can be confusing at times. Some of the mode-specific image changes are very subtle. For example, "Flower" mode just bumps the saturation setting up a notch, so for most situations the Auto or Program modes work just fine. The camera produced pleasing shots of everything from sunsets to macro in Program mode, and the face-recognition AF mode (which focuses on a face in the shot even if it's off-center) worked well and made quick people snaps easy. While the ISO ranges from 64-3200, noise is an issue above ISO 800, so stay low if the light allows it.