What are the benefits of having wider dynamic range?

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What are the benefits of having wider dynamic range?
Dec 10, 2012

Some cameras seem to have much better DR than others and I've noted that many people see this as a big advantage.

Is it to do with pulling shadows and recovering highlights in post or does it give better IQ straight from the camera or both?

Here's an example of two cameras in the same class that have different DR, the nikon being wider. What advantage/s will the nikon have?

http://snapsort.com/compare/Canon-600d-vs-Nikon-D5100

Thanks in advance.

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