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Sky HDR
This application lets you optimize the exposure when you shoot scenes containing vastly different brightness levels, such as dark landscapes with the sun in a clear blue sky.
By capturing the scene twice at different exposure and shutter speed settings, then combining the best of both images in a single image, this feature expresses a wide dynamic range without using a graduated ND filter.
Moreover, when you want to highlight hues such as those in a sunset, you can depict them with even greater expressive power by individually adjusting the White Balance setting of the sky and ground.
The resulting HDR images can be saved in the RAW or JPEG format.

[Application Version Supported by Your Camera]
The applicable version will differ based on camera model. The latest appropriate version will be automatically chosen on installation.


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Step 1

Select a theme. Choose the composition of the photo and adjust the exposure settings (exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO) and white balance of the land area.

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Step 2

Press the [SKY SET.] button and enter the settings for adjusting the boundary between the land area and the sky area. (position of boundary, angle, and defocus of boundary)
Next, adjust the exposure settings (exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO) and white balance of the sky area.
The land area will be displayed as a fixed image with the effects applied.

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Step 3

Press the shutter button, and the shutter will be released twice automatically, creating the image with the effects applied.
(When you want to shoot in RAW, go to the Menu in the application.)

Adjust the position and defocus of boundary before saving.

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If an overexposured region is within the defocus of boundary,
there may be cases where the color of overexposure becomes thin.
Setting the position and defocus of boundary to exclude the overexposured portion would help keep the colors around the border.

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Note:
Stabilize the camera with a tripod.

Update

Ver. 1.11 (November 17, 2016)
- One or more additional camera models are now supported: α6500
- Improved operational stability.
Ver. 1.10 (April 26, 2016)
- Original images can now be saved as well. (*)
- White Balance Micro-Adjustment is now supported. (*)
* Not available on some models. Refer to "Specifications" for details.

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