HDR Cameras

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    Dec 10, 2010 1:12 AM GMT
    So I am thinking of getting a Sony A550 (I'm already invested in Sony with lenses so it just makes sense to stick with it for now), which is a very big step up from my A100. My main reason for getting this camera over the other A series though is the fact that it's their cheapest model that does in camera HDR.

    Any other photo lovers out there have an opinion on in camera HDR?

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/

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    Dec 10, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    HDR cameras allow you to take gorgeous photos like these?
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    Dec 10, 2010 6:25 AM GMT
    DoomsDayAlpaca saidSo I am thinking of getting a Sony A550 (I'm already invested in Sony with lenses so it just makes sense to stick with it for now), which is a very big step up from my A100. My main reason for getting this camera over the other A series though is the fact that it's their cheapest model that does in camera HDR.

    Any other photo lovers out there have an opinion on in camera HDR?

    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2008/03/10/35-fantastic-hdr-pictures/

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    I LOVE love love these photos
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    Dec 10, 2010 7:00 AM GMT
    Ricovelas saidHDR cameras allow you to take gorgeous photos like these?


    Lol, well you still need some decent glass and a tripod (unless you have a surgeons hand). But before that the only way to get this effect was in post processing.

    These are some shots I found on flickr that were taken with the camera I'm thinking of getting.

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    I'm sure theres much more involved but I already have some good ideas going around in my head
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    Dec 10, 2010 7:45 AM GMT
    If I am not wrong, almost any camera can take HDR shots as long as you have access to an image editor like Photoshop can know how to change the exposure compensation on the camera. Having the camera do it by itself is just a convenience issue.
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    Dec 10, 2010 11:43 PM GMT
    I think the key would be how much you can control the blending with the in-camera units. I'm guessing that the low-end ones don't give you much input. Even the iPhone does "in camera" HDR now, but there's no control, at least with the default app.

    In-camera does give you a quick and easy way to get formerly-frustrating elements (e.g. background snow-capped mountains) into your shots, but effects like those shown above, I suspect, will require some post-processing.
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    Dec 11, 2010 12:15 PM GMT
    I'm really in love with these "altered" reality photos. I remember reading an article on lifehacker saying that these type photos could be done on the iPhone 3GS after the release of the iPhone 4.

    It's interesting to read that the same effect can be had on any camera, just to use the proper photo editing techniques.

    Love the photos again! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 13, 2010 4:27 AM GMT
    Some of those ,like the two you highlighted, look great. The rest look like they've been heavily photoshopped. HDR photos look amazing when the effect isn't overdone.
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    Dec 13, 2010 4:50 AM GMT
    HDR cameras are cool, and digital cameras have now evolved well past emulsion film.

    A little off topic, but, here's a shot that I took a few years back at Bugatti's in Dallas.

    The shots (13 in all) were taken at about 100 feet from the building, using 1200 speed film with a 1/2 second remote exposure on a tripod. The camera was rotated in a horizontal arc, and the shots were stiched together using Corel Photo Paint. The tree at the left side, was actually in the middle of the shot, and we moved it to the left (electronically) for better visibility of the building. The water reflection was added in post production for effect. The shot was done with a 300x Quantaray, on an Canon SLR EOS.

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    Dec 13, 2010 4:54 AM GMT
    Logan and I have a Panasonic HDC hi def cam. It will shoot in light low as 1 lumen, and at speed of 1/8000 in good light, as high as 3840 px by 2160 px (double HD).

    Cameras have come a LONG way.

    I'd love to replace my Canon SLR with a new digital one. It's next on the list.