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[Question] What is a dynamic range expansion effect?

When you are shooting in dynamic range double-shot mode, the camera shoots two consecutive still images with different exposures and combines the areas with the appropriate exposure into one picture.
With the CX2, you can select from 5 expansion effects of the dynamic range (the range of brightness that can be processed by the camera) from [AUTO], [Very Weak], [Weak], [Medium], to [Strong].
The stronger the expansion effect, the wider the range of brightness that can be processed by the camera.

The procedures for changing the dynamic range expansion effect settings are shown below.

  • 1Turn the mode dial to DR.
  • 1 Turn the mode dial to DR.

  • 2Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting setting screen.
  • 2 Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting setting screen.

  • 3Press the [ADJ./OK] button Down to select [Dynamic Range Expansion] and press the button Right.
  • 3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button down to select [Dynamic Range Expansion] and press the button to the right.
    3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button down to select [Dynamic Range Expansion] and press the button to the right.

  • 4Press the [ADJ./OK] buttonUp Down to select the setting, and then press the [ADJ./OK] button.

  • See the FAQ below for information on the Dynamic range double-shot mode.
  • What is Dynamic range double-range shot mode?

You can also record two images by adding an image taken with normal shooting to an image taken with expanded dynamic range.
The procedures for doing this are shown below.

  • 1Turn the model dial to DR.

  • 2Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting menu. Press the [ADJ./OK] button Down to select [Plus Normal Shooting], and press the button Right.

  • 3Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up Down to select [ON], and then press the [ADJ./OK] button.
  • 3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button up and down to select [ON], and then press the [ADJ./OK] button.

  • 4Press the shutter release button to shoot the picture.

    The confirmation screen displays a comparison of the image taken with expanded dynamic range (left) and the image taken with normal shooting (right).
 

4 The confirmation screen displays a comparison of the image with DR (left) and with normal (right).
(Images are simulated)


The histogram display for both images is displayed on the confirmation screen in Step 4. When [LCD Confirmation Time] is set to [Hold]*1, the confirmation screen remains displayed so you can confirm the histograms and easily compare the images.

*1 Hold: The image will remain displayed in the confirmation screen until the next time you half-press the shutter release button. You can enlarge or delete images that are displayed in the confirmation screen.
How do I set the LCD confirmation time?
 

4 The confirmation screen displays a comparison of the image taken with normal shooting (right) and the image taken with expanded dynamic range (left).
Example of the images that are displayed after captured, the image taken with expanded dynamic range (left), and the image taken with normal shooting (right).

 

Answer ID:EDC09205
Date created:August 20, 2009
Date modified:October 8, 2009
Product:CX2
Operating system:--
Category:Hardware Operations


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