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[Question] What is the [Dynamic range double-shot] in the Creative Shooting mode?

The "dynamic range" of a digital camera refers to the range of brightness that can be processed by the camera.
When you shoot a scene with a high contrast between sunlight and shade, the bright areas appear overly bright and the image does not look natural. This is because the range of brightness that can be processed by the camera is narrower than that of the human eye.

When you shoot with the dynamic range double-shot mode, the scene is reproduced with a smooth transition from the bright areas to the dark areas, allowing you to capture a more natural-looking image.

  • With Dynamic Range Double shot, two consecutive pictures are taken with different exposures then are combined into one taking the properly exposed areas of each image. If you select [Plus Normal Shooting] in the shooting menu, you can record an image taken with normal shooting together with an image shot with expanded dynamic range.
  • (Image taken with expanded dynamic range (left) and image taken with normal shooting (right) ; images are simulated)
  • (Image taken with expanded dynamic range (left) and image taken with normal shooting (right) ; images are simulated)
  • This mode uses a longer shooting time than other modes, so be careful of camera shake when taking pictures. The Camera Shake Warning Symbol symbol is always displayed.

Dynamic Range Double Shot operations

  • 1Turn the mode dial to Creative Shooting mode. [Dynamic Range Double Shot] is located in the Creative Shooting mode.

    1 Turn the mode dial to [C]
    The camera enters shooting mode. The current creative shooting mode symbol is displayed at the top of the screen.

  • 2Press the MENU button.

    Menu button
    Creative Mode Selection screen is displayed.

  • 3Choose the [DR] icon with ADJ./OK button .

    ADJ./OK button

  • [DR] is selected.
  • 4Press the shutter release button to shoot the picture.

    Press the shutter release button to shoot the picture.

[Note]

  • Dynamic Range Double Shot may not be effective if the shooting location is overly bright or dark.
  • [Multi] metering is recommended.
  • When shooting a fast-moving subject, the subject may be distorted in the recorded image.
  • Flicker from fluorescent lights may appear as horizontal bands. Fluorescent lighting may also affect colors and brightness.

Memo Dynamic Range Expansion effect is selectable. See below for the details.
What is a dynamic range expansion effect?
 
Answer ID: edc05004
Date created: January 27, 2011
Date modified: --
Product: CX5
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Category: Hardware specifications
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