Samsung NX200 20.3MP ILC Camera - Image Quality and Noise - RAW

Article Index
Samsung NX200 20.3MP ILC Camera
NX200 Specifications
Design and Size Comparison
Handling, Construction and More
Menu Options and Settings
Physical and Software Controls
Focus, White Balance, Burst and More
Image Quality and Noise - JPEG
Image Quality and Noise - RAW
Dynamic Range and Image Stabilization
Movie Mode and Final Thoughts

Image Quality (RAW):

The NX200 packs a whopping 20.3 megapixels into an APS-C sized sensor. The higher megapixel count may sound nice on paper but it can lead to serious noise problems from crosstalk and interference. To help us test this, we are putting the NX200 against a Nikon D300s.  The D300s is a mid-range DSLR that utilizes the same sensor size, but with a mirror assembly instead. Even though the D300s was supplanted by the D7000 it remains an excellent mid-range camera.

Both the D300s and the NX200 are using standard kit lenses @ 50mm. The aperture is set to f.8 both for depth of field and because cheaper lenses tend to do better when stepped down a bit.

 

ISO 100 
ISO 100 - NX200 vs D300s (Hover for D300s)

 

 ISO 200
ISO 200 - NX200 vs D300s (Hover for D300s)

 

 ISO 400
ISO 400 - NX200 vs D300s (Hover for D300s)

 

 ISO 800
ISO 800 - NX200 vs D300s (Hover for D300s)

 

ISO 1600
ISO 1600 - NX200 vs D300s (Hover for D300s)

 

ISO 3200
ISO 3200 - NX200 vs D300s (Hover for D300s)

 

ISO 6400
ISO 6400 - NX200 vs D300s (Hover for D300s)

 

ISO 12800
ISO 12800 - NX200 (not available on D300s)