Sony HX200V review

Sony's 18.2MP bridge camera offers a 30x optical zoom, Full HD movies and GPS

Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX200V
The 18.2MP superzoom is expensive but produces great images

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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 Signal to Noise Ratio

Sony HX200V review: signal to noise ratio

JPEG images from the Sony HX200V show good signal to noise ratio results, however the improved results after ISO 3200 comes at the cost of detail, which is smoothed in-camera to reduce noise.

JPEG dynamic range

Sony HX200V review: dynamic range

This chart shows that the Sony HX200V produces good tonal graduation across the sensitivity range, with results that compare well against the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS and Fujifilm X-S1

Gavin Stoker

When not wrestling wild bears or leaping tall buildings in a single bound, Gavin Stoker can be found editing British Photographic Industry News, the UK's longest running and only photo trade title. He has over 25 years of camera testing and reviewing under his belt.