Sensor dynamic range

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Gomer Pyle
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Sensor dynamic range
Oct 8, 2011

I've been wondering how it is that, there can be significant difference between cameras, when it comes to dynamic range capability, but it's not a point that is commonly listed in the spec. sheets.

When comparing monitors or TV-sets there is almost always a spec. called Contrast Ratio. Am I just looking in all the wrong places or is it simply not something that photographers are bothered with?

I have the Olympus XZ-1 and I find it very hard if not impossible to record daylight pictures without lots of clipping in both ends. Especially cars are challenging as they will have either excessive reflexes and clipped surface highlights or tires completely swallowed by shadow.

How can I determine what camera equipment will best suited for HDR-scenes, with out using bracketing?

Daniel

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