Dynamic range in Fuji camera vs other brands

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Dynamic range in Fuji camera vs other brands
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Hello folks

I'm looking at getting a small lightweight kit to supplement other gear and want to use it as a walk-around outfit. To this end I'm not bothered about the discussions whether Bayer or X-trans is better for Raw files as I intend to largely shoot jpeg on the new kit (likely the X-T200). I'm attracted to Fuji as I've used it before (X-E3 and X-T20) and know from experience the jpegs are pretty darned good.

I am wondering however, as I know lower end Fuji cams don't do in-camera HDR, how the Dynamic Range facility compares to Sony's DRO (or other jpeg solutions for high contrast scenes such as Canon's ALO, Nikon's Active D-Lighting etc).

My understanding is that dependent on the setting the image is under exposed and then the shadows lightened keeping the highlights properly exposed. Having recently used a Sony APS-C camera I found DRO to be so-so and thought that  in-camera HDR was probably a better option - except where there was movement.

If anyone has used both Fuji and other brands I'd be grateful for any thoughts. I'll likely make the decision in favour of the X-T200 anyway but it would be good to know what to expect.

Many thanks in advance,

John.

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