Signal to noise ratio
We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using DXO Analyzer software to generate the data to produce the graphs below.
A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.
For more more details on how to interpret our test data, check out our full explanation of our noise and dynamic range tests.
A dynamic range measurement in excess of 10EV is impressive for a compact camera, it indicates that the Samsung WB850F is capable of recording tonal gradations in the shadows and highlight areas.