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07-12-2008, 08:14 AM   #1
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K20D HDR. Is it good?

I may buy the K20D next week. One feature interest me is the HDR. Anyone can share some photos of this features to me? is it good?

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QuoteOriginally posted by yipchunyu Quote
I may buy the K20D next week. One feature interest me is the HDR. Anyone can share some photos of this features to me? is it good?
Been a lot of discussion here about this. You should read this thread:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-dslr-discussion/26494-k20d-expande...-opinions.html

My personal tentative conclusion is that it does something but not much.

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He may also refer to the K20D's built-in raw conversion setting HDR?
However, I have not played with it to comment on that.
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It is not a true HDR image. It's just manipulation of a picture after it's been taken to simulate HDR. It is done using only one picture frame, so it can't be a true HDR, which uses two or more frames and blends them together while dropping the over/under exposed parts of the pictures.

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I'm aware of this, when you think about it, anytime you use fill and highlight recovery, it's a mini HDR, as you change what you squeeze in the 8bit range you see on screen. That's what the "HDR" is capable of. "True HDR" often are overly overdone images that make for very unnatural "nature shots" ;P
I need to stop here, i'm too anti-"True HDR" to have an openminded discussion
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yes, i mean the digital filter that mention in the manual 19X which has 3 level to select.
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