How does onboard HDR sound on a DSLR?

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  1. benhasajeep

    benhasajeep TPF Noob!

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    Pentax K-7. They came up with a couple new ideas. Camera produced HDR shots. One of the newer things I noticed. It is also Weather, dust, and cold sealed. Mid sized sensor 14.6 still, with 5.2 fps. Magnesium chasis. HD movie. Electronic level function for level horizons. 100% coverage view finder, live view. Pentax Raw or Adobe .DNG for raw in camera. In camera embedded copyright function.

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    Sounds unneccesary.

    DPreview wrote:

    HDR (high dynamic range) function to create one composite image with an extra-wide gradation range from three images with different exposures.

    I believe that this means that you will have the ability to sort of "one-click" process the files in camera, as opposed to you clicking the shutter once and an HDR popping up. I could be wrong though.
     
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    What about Nikon's Active D-lighting?
     
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    What about it? Are you relating this to the possibility of it being able to quickly render an HDR preview for you?
     
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    "An HDR image capture mode blends three separate image exposures to widen the exposure gamut, bringing out detail in all exposure areas of your images"

    With it stating "capture mode" I take it that means press the button once it takes 3 exposure compensated pictures. And combines the 3 seperate exposures to a single file.
     
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    Yeah you're right from that description it does sound like thats what it does.
     
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    Active D-lighting while it does tweak the dynamic range, is not HDR because there are no compositions of different exposures. It just tweaks the dynamic range similar to tone-mapping or even a curves adjustment.

    Its very good at what it does, but not anywhere close to the results of a true HDR image.
     
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    They should call it the High, Diseased and Radioactive feature :lol:
     
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    It seems these camera companies are eating up what we currently call art and making it very disposable.
     
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    like all auto modes its probably going to be half decent at doing what it says on the box - but for those of us who take things more seriously (ie most site members ;)) chances are we will still prefer to have the choice of blendings ourselves. Its going to have limits but should be decent for a holiday snaps we don't want to have to edit through
     
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    If a machine can be made to do it... it never was art to begin with.
     
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    I like cheese. I don't like preprocessed cheese.

    You'd think that they would want to concentrate on being -regaining their rep as- a great maker of fine cameras instead of worrying about gimmicks to approximate a passing fad.
     

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