Why No Self-Timer Available with HDR Shooting?

Started Jul 26, 2012 | Discussions thread
DtEW
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Re: Why No Self-Timer Available with HDR Shooting?
In reply to D Cox, Jul 27, 2012

D Cox wrote:

Jerry Canon wrote:

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I'm just trying to figure out why Sony chose to not make the self-timer function available when shooting HDR exposures. It could be so handy there so you could set the camera down and let it time itself off to avoid having to hand hold it and induce camera movement. Surely there's some practical reason for this that just hasn't occurred to me, otherwise why wouldn't this be available?
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It is simply a mistake by the person/people who coded the software.

I doubt if these coders have much experience of photography.

It is certainly high time it was fixed, but this does require some rethinking of the menu structure.

I thought into why things are as they are.

My conclusion is that they oversimplified the UI into a single menu selection, whereas we'd have been satisfied with a double-selection menu.

What do I mean?

Current structure - choose one:

Single - Continuous - Continuous Speed - Bracket - Timer - Remote.

This precludes using any mode in conjunction with each other.

The better way to do this would be a parallel, double-selection menu.

Proposed structure - choose one from this menu:

Single - Continuous - Continuous Speed - Bracket

On a parallel scrolling menu, choose another:

Normal - Timer - Remote

Being that you're using the D-pad up-down to operate the menu anyways, allowing it to go left-right to navigate between the two parallel menus should be easy and intuitive.

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