[Question] What is a dynamic range expansion effect?

When you are shooting in Dynamic Range Double shot mode, the camera shoots 2 consecutive still images with different exposures, and combines the areas with the appropriate exposure into one picture.

With the GR DIGITAL III, you can select 3 expansion effects for the dynamic range (the range of brightness than can be processed by the camera) from [Weak] to [Strong]. The stronger the expansion effect is, the wider brightness range the camera can process.

Operating procedure

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

  • 1.In the SCENE mode, press the [MENU/OK] button on the Dynamic Range Double shot mode.

    Mode dial : SCENE

    Press the [Menu/OK] button

    See below for details on the settings for the [DR] mode in the SCENE mode.

    Let me know about the Dynamic Range Double shot.

  • 2. Press the [MENU/OK] button to check that the [DR] is selected. Press Left to select the mode tab, and then press Down to display the shooting menu.

    Choose the [MODE]tab

  • 3. When the shooting menu appears, press Right, select [Dynamic Range Expansion] by pressing Up Down and then press Right.

    Choose the [Dynamic Range Expansion]
  • 4. Press Up Down to select [Weak], [Medium] or [Strong], and press the [MENU/OK] button. Or, press Left and then press the [MENU/OK] button.

    Choose the [Weak], [Medium] or [Strong]
    • *You can also record 2 images by adding an image taken with normal shooting to an image taken with expanded dynamic range.
      Perform the following procedures after the above steps 1 - 2.
  • 3. Go to the Shooting menu, press Up Down to select [Plus Normal Shooting], and then press Right.

    Choose the [Plus Normal Shooting]
  • 4. Press Up Down to select [On], and press the [MENU/OK] button.

  • 5. Press the shutter release button to shoot.

    The confirmation screen displays a comparison of the image taken with normal shooting (right) and the image taken with expanded dynamic range (left).
    Images are simulated
    The histograms for both images are displayed on the confirmation screen.

When [LCD Confirmation Time] is set to [Hold] *1 , the confirmation screen remains displayed, giving you time to examine the histograms for easy comparison of the two images.

*1 HOLD Images will remain displayed in the confirmation screen until the next time the shutter release button is pressed halfway down. Images displayed in the confirmation screen can be enlarged or deleted.

Answer ID: EDCG09305
Date created: October 22, 2009
Date modified: --
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Category: Hardware Operations

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