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.

Samsung mv800 review: signal to noise ratio
Samsung mv800 review: signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Samsung MV800 are on a par with those from the Fujifilm Finepix 550 EXR up to ISO 400. From this value the MV800 overtakes producing a better signal to noise ratio up to around ISO 1600.

Dynamic range

Samsung mv800 review: dynamic range
Samsung mv800 review: dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung MV800's JPEGs have a consistently lower dynamic range result than the Canon IXUS 220 HS, Nikon Coolpix S9100 and Fujifilm Finepix 550 EXR, showing the shadow and highlight tone is easily lost.