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01-04-2014, 12:41 AM   #1
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Q7 hdr modes

The manual is next to useless on this - hdr modes available, choose off, 1 or 2 basically.

Apart from the obvious, do a test. Is there anyone who knows what the difference is and why I'd choose one over the other in a given situation?


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The KX had the same modes listed and '2' was over the top.
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yeah, I saw 2 looked wrong and wondered if perhaps I was missing some point.
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I think the higher "HDR" levels are pretty nutty on all cameras at the moment. Way over the top, too gray. If I shoot the in-camera HDR, I have it on the lower (lowest) setting. I don't think there is even a difference between these modes, mechanically. Its only different processing. If you google HDR photography you will also see everything from very tasteful/subtle photos to way over the top cartoonish HDR - and I think this is the reason why cameras include both ends of the spectrum. Though, I often find that a single exposure with highlight and shadow correction enabled gives almost an HDR look in a subtle way.

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I found HDR 1 good for car shows to also include detail in some of the interior and under hood dark areas

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