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 nx200 review: jpeg signal to noise ratio
Samsung nx200 review: jpeg signal to noise ratio

While JPEG images from the Samsung NX200 produce better results than those produced by the smaller sensor of the Nikon V1, up to a sensitivity of ISO 3200 it is out performed by both the Olympus E-PL3 and Sony NEX-5N.

Raw images

Samsung nx200 review: raw signal to noise ratio
Samsung nx200 review: raw signal to noise ratio

TIFF images (after conversion from raw) from the Samsung NX200 have signal to noise ratio results that are consistently lower than both the Olympus E-PL3 and Sony NEX-5.

Dynamic range

Samsung nx200 review: jpeg dynamic range
Samsung nx200 review: jpeg dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung NX200's JPEGs have a lower dynamic range than the Sony NEX-5n and Olympus E-PL3 and only beats the Nikon V1 at a sensitivity of ISO 400.

Raw images

Samsung nx200 review: raw dynamic range
Samsung nx200 review: raw dynamic range

This chart indicates that the Samsung NX200's JPEGs have a consistantly lower dynamic range than the Sony NEX-5n, Olympus E-PL3 and Nikon V1.