In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

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ChiJeff5 Regular Member • Posts: 121
In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

How well does Sony in camera HDR work against common independent HDR options?  I took a few a couple days ago.  It sounded like my RX10 IV took two exposures for the HDR shots.  If that's the case then obviously maybe more exposures precessed on a computer would be significantly better. Below is an example.  I think the camera saves one as a single and one as an HDR.

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OP ChiJeff5 Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

The two pics here

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Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,524
Re: In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

ChiJeff5 wrote:

How well does Sony in camera HDR work against common independent HDR options? I took a few a couple days ago. It sounded like my RX10 IV took two exposures for the HDR shots. If that's the case then obviously maybe more exposures precessed on a computer would be significantly better. Below is an example. I think the camera saves one as a single and one as an HDR.

It takes three shots, and saves the middle and HDR shots.

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OP ChiJeff5 Regular Member • Posts: 121
Re: In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

So if it saves the middle, and these two are so close, does that mean I might have done something wrong, like had spot metering on something bright?

Or do these two look different enough?

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Digital Nigel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,524
Re: In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

ChiJeff5 wrote:

So if it saves the middle, and these two are so close, does that mean I might have done something wrong, like had spot metering on something bright?

Or do these two look different enough?

You need a wider range of HDR exposures. I seldom use HDR, as I shoot raw, but if I do feel the need for it, I use the widest aperture range. You can always add contrast back in post-processing.

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Bill Borne
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Re: In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

I usually shoot .3ev bracketed exposures and shoot 9 exposures and use maybe the bottom 6 of them. bottom being darkest, middle base and top lightest/

Raw or jpg..your preference

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redtailboas Regular Member • Posts: 336
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which is which? It's a very subtle result if that's HDR. A $100 for phone would do a better job. Try metering for the shadows and do it again?

sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 12,861
Re: In camera hdr vs post RX10IV

ChiJeff5 wrote:

So if it saves the middle, and these two are so close, does that mean I might have done something wrong, like had spot metering on something bright?

Or do these two look different enough?

EXIF says you had it on the Auto setting. You'll almost always get better results by choosing the HDR level yourself (1 through 6) according to the scene.

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