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03-22-2010, 07:14 PM   #1
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Anyone tried the HDR capture on the K-x yet?

I didn't even know the camera had this option and when I first learned about the HDR technique and then found out that I could automate it with the camera I was pretty happy...not that I can't do it manually but I was wondering if anyone had any images they could share that were taken with the cameras HDR mode?

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K-X HDR feature

Hi, I saw an HDR image on one of the review sites - dcviews or dc resource or something like that. Not much good really. Whites became grey and the overall dynamic range looked dreadful, more like a picture with lightened shadows than anything else. I think it is a gimmick that you should avoid - take three shots using the bracket function (in the drive mode menu) and process these on your PC - I like Dynamic Photo for the processing work and prefer it to the popular Photomatix - it offers more features and better results if you use it carefully.

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It's more a feature of marketing than it is of usefulness. I wouldn't consider it as a real buying point. You have two options; HDR Standard, and HDR Strong.

Image with no HDR.
Image with Standard HDR.
Image with Strong HDR.
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There are some INCREDIBLE shots of people who used it in the Techniques forum here. (Do a search for HDR in that forum.)

Yeah, they might also have fiddled with the shots in post, but I don't know if the KX's in-camera HDR be poo-poo'd so quickly. It might be exactly what some people need, and easier.

I haven't played with it yet because I haven't come across or chosen the scene I would want to use it on, and if I'm going to do HDR, I want to plan it out. (The time of day and such.)

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QuoteOriginally posted by noahpurdy Quote
It's more a feature of marketing than it is of usefulness. I wouldn't consider it as a real buying point. You have two options; HDR Standard, and HDR Strong.

Image with no HDR.
Image with Standard HDR.
Image with Strong HDR.
Those are bad examples, and for me, when I think HDR, I'm thinking scenics or architectural.
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QuoteOriginally posted by timstone Quote
I didn't even know the camera had this option and when I first learned about the HDR technique and then found out that I could automate it with the camera I was pretty happy...not that I can't do it manually but I was wondering if anyone had any images they could share that were taken with the cameras HDR mode?
I don't think you want to do this in camera. better off taking differeing exposures and use other software
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