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04-16-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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HDR Capture Settings. Differences/Choices.

There are five different settings for in-camera HDR on my K-5 IIs:

HDR auto
HDR 1/3
HDR 2/3
HDR 3/3

The manual doesn't explain the differences between the different options. So I have two questions.
1. What is the difference between the "HDR" and "HDR 1/3-3/3" settings?
2. How does the camera know which to choose when it's in auto?

04-17-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
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There is a bit more - but not much more information here.I played around with the settings on my K5, but prefer to bracket in 3 or 5 individual images, and then use post processing utilities to combine the images together. The options offered in HDR (Auto, standard, Strong 1-3, automatic composition correction function), from what I could see correspond to Natural, and then the strength of the applied HDR (Strong 1, Strong 2, Strong 3), and then the last one is the camera adjusting the alignment of the images in an attempt to auto align them better if taken with out a tripod - i.e., hand held.

In auto, it just uses a standard HDR strength to apply to the image. So, in essence - you have 4 levels of "HDR" strength you can apply normal or 1 through 3.

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The easiest way to see the results, is to put a subject in a shady spot with strong backlight, take a shot with HDR at every setting, and the difference will be obvious, particularly if you use 2 and 3

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