These graphs were produced using data generated by DXO Analyzer.
We shoot a specially designed chart in carefully controlled conditions and the resulting images are analysed using the DXO software.
Signal to noise ratio
A high signal to noise ratio (SNR) indicates a cleaner and better quality image.
JPEG images from the Nikon Coolpix P500 are on par with those from both the Sony Cybershot HX100V and Fujifilm Finepix HS20 up to a sensitivity of ISO 400. Above this value the Nikon Coolpix P500 images have less noise than the comparison cameras.
This chart indicates that the Nikon Coolpix P500's JPEGs dynamic range is comparable with the Panasonic DMC-FZ48