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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 CX3, 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.



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

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

3 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Down to select [Dynamic Range Expansion] and press the button Right (Flash).
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.

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

If you choose an option other than [Auto], and go to the [ADJ./OK] button right Right (Flash), the option menu of the Dynamic range expansion will be displayed. Choose an tone range option from [HIghlights], [Shadows], or [Off] to be given priority for the effect.


Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up or down to choose an option, and 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.


1 Turn the model dial to DR.

2 Press the [MENU] button to display the shooting menu. Press the [ADJ./OK] button Up or down to select [Plus Normal Shooting], and press the button Right (Flash).

3 Press the [ADJ./OK] buttonUp or downto 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.

4 Press 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.


  • *The Dynamic Range Double Shot mode uses a longer shooting time than other modes. Be careful of camera shake when taking pictures. The warning symbol Camera shake warning is always displayed.
 
Answer ID: EDC03005
Date created: February 3, 2010
Date modified: April 14, 2010
Product: CX3
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations
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