Fuji x10 6MP RAW DR400 EXR mode vs old 6MP DSLR

Started Apr 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
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I know EXR modes are complicated and poorly documented but I've never before seen any suggestion that you can invoke a EXR hardware mode in anything other than 6MP.  How would this make any sense considering the EXR works by having 2 interleaved 6MP sensors that are either pixel binned to 6MP or HDR'd to 6MP. 12MP mode is using all 12 MP as a single sensor, there can be no pixel binning or HDR blending occurring at the hardware level.  Setting DR200 in 12Mp mode is simply invoking "Highlight priority" type modes where the camera underexposed to protect the highlights and raises the tone curve to brighten the image.  This isn't extended DR range, it's favouring highlight over shadows at the cost of more noise.

I'm happy to learn if there is something I've missed about EXR but I'll need more than assertion....

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