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Xperia XZ Premium camera HDR feature does not work properly.

Moderator
Message 11 of 16
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Message 11 of 16

Re: Xperia XZ Premium camera HDR feature does not work properly.


@Vitas250 wrote:

By the way, here is a video of the blinking HDR problem I have experienced, this time it didn't even appear on zoom.. It just happens on some specific angles.

 

Take a look:

 

https://youtu.be/Nx9ND-DJYHk


You've got metering on centre or spot and trying to apply a multi based dynamic range, that's why.

Try multi and hdr



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Enthusiast
Message 12 of 16
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Message 12 of 16

Re: Xperia XZ Premium camera HDR feature does not work properly.

That actually solved the blinking issue! My bad, it seemed I didn't know about metering so much and how can it affect the picture... Thanks!

Also, I have just seen now that Sony has started Android 8.0 rollout for the XZP. Lets hope for the best!

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Message 13 of 16
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Message 13 of 16

Re: Xperia XZ Premium camera HDR feature does not work properly.


@Vitas250 wrote:

That actually solved the blinking issue! My bad, it seemed I didn't know about metering so much and how can it affect the picture... Thanks!

Also, I have just seen now that Sony has started Android 8.0 rollout for the XZP. Lets hope for the best!


Yeah basically you had one setting saying brighten the shadows ,but your metering is set to darken based on centre.

Your settings end up fighting and the phone doesn't know which one to follow.

Glad you got it sorted



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Enthusiast
Message 14 of 16
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Message 14 of 16

Re: Xperia XZ Premium camera HDR feature does not work properly.

Hey again,

An update about the blinking HDR problem I had. In the previous scenario it happened because I had made wrong "Metering" settings. But that time it happened even on Auto-mode and all the metering options selected.

It is actually what I tried to say before, that I had a blinking HDR on zoom. And yes this problem still persists in Android 8.0 Oreo.

Here is a demonstration video which shows the problem:
https://youtu.be/uyNeyAanHIQ

I really hope it will reach Sony since they have a really really bad HDR in their camera. It still barely improves the dynamic range as I said in the original thread and the shadows are still way too dark.. It still doesn't look any any better on Android Oreo camera software.. Is it recommended to contact them directly about that? If yes, where? what E-Mail address is the most efficient?

Enthusiast
Message 15 of 16
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Message 15 of 16

Re: Xperia XZ Premium camera HDR feature does not work properly.

Anyone?

Apprentice
Message 16 of 16
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Message 16 of 16

Re: Xperia XZ Premium camera HDR feature does not work properly.

I have noticed exactly the same problem with "Backlight" mode doing nothing on my Xperia XA2.

In general the phone takes great photos, but this scene mode is problematic. I need to switch to manual mode to use real HDR when I think it's needed and then it takes beautiful photo.

But not in the "Superior Auto" where it does actually, well... nothing.