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.
JPEG dynamic range
In terms of dynamic range, the HX60V is the worst performer on this test, being beaten reasonably significantly by the Canon PowerShot S120. All of the cameras perform fairly well though, so it's not too disappointing a result.
JPEG signal-to-noise ratio
In terms of signal to noise ratio, again, it is the HX60V which is the worst performer on the test here. However, that could be a reflection of the detail which is kept in shots in favour of noise suppression. It's a shame that you can't shoot in raw format to control the amount of noise reduction, or otherwise, is applied.