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Sky HDR Specifications

Application-Specific Items

Theme Blue Sky, Sunset, Graduated ND , Custom 1, Custom 2
Items Saved for Each ThemePosition of Boundary, Defocus of Boundary (*a), Shoot Mode (*b), Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO Sensitivity, White Balance, Exposure Compensation, Creative Style, DRO, Metering Mode, Flash Mode, Flash Compensation
(*a: The minimum boundary defocusing range depends on the camera model.)
(*b: Only on camera models without a mode dial.)
Parameters That Can Be Set Differently for Sky and Land Areas Exposure (Exposure Compensation, Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO Sensitivity), White Balance
  • Shooting Order: Sky → Land, Land → Sky
  • Skip Finishing Adjustment(After exposure, sets whether or not to adjust the boundary between the land area and the sky area before recording the images.)
  • Reset Current Theme(Restores all the setting values adjusted for the current theme to their defaults.)
  • Shooting Tips(Displays shooting tips for taking pictures with this application.)

Recorded Image Format

Image size (*1)L, M, S
Aspect Ratio (*1)3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Quality (*1)RAW, RAW & JPEG, Extra Fine, Fine, Standard
RAW File Type (*1) (*c)Compressed
(Uncompressed RAW is not supported.)

Shooting settings

Shooting Mode (*1) P, A, S, M
Drive Mode Single Shooting
Self-timer Off, 2 Sec
Flash Mode (*1) Flash Off, Fill-flash, Slow Sync., Rear Sync., Wireless, High-speed sync (*2)
Focus Mode (*1) Single-shot AF, DMF, Manual Focus
Focus Area (*1) Wide, Center, Flexible Spot
Focus HoldNot supported
Silent Shooting Not supported
Smart Zoom, Clear Image Zoom, Digital Zoom Not supported
Face Detection Not supported
Soft Skin Effect Not supported
SteadyShot Not supported
LCD Display (*1) Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram, Level
Finder Display (*1) Display All Info., No Disp. Info., Histogram, Level
Touch Shutter Not supported
Smile Shutter Not supported
Object Tracking Not supported
Auto Portrait Framing Not supported


Exposure Compensation (*1) Supported
ISO Sensitivity (*1) Auto, 100 to 409600
(The lower range of extended ISO sensitivity is unavailable.)
BULB shootingNot supported
White Balance (*1) Auto WB (*d), Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Incandescent, Fluor.: Warm White, Fluor.: Cool White, Fluor.: Day White, Fluor.: Daylight, Flash, Color Temp., Underwater Auto (*d), Custom, Match to the land settings (*e)
(*d: Not available when the flash is used.)
(*e: Sky area only.)
Metering Mode (*1) Multi, Center, Spot
Flash Compensation (*1) Supported
DRO/Auto HDR (*1) Off, D-RangeOptimizer
Picture Effect Not supported
Creative Style (*1) Standard, Vivid, Neutral, Clear, Deep, Light, Portrait, Landscape, Sunset, Night Scene, Autumn leaves, Black & White, Sepia

Application Feature Restrictions Based on Camera Model

Other camera models α7R, α7S, α7, α6000, α5100, NEX-6, NEX-5T, NEX-5R, RX1R II, RX10 II, RX100 III, RX100 IV
Saving of Original Images Supported Not supported
White Balance Micro-Adjustment Supported Not supported

Focus Area Setting Displays for the NEX-5R, NEX-5T, and NEX-6

On the NEX-5R, NEX-5T, and NEX-6, depending on the firmware version, the terms for Focus Area setting displays may differ when used in applications and when used outside applications, as shown in the table below. The actual functions are the same.

When not using applicationWideMultiSpotCenterLocalFlexible Spot
When using applicationWideMulti / WideSpot / CenterCenter Local / Flexible SpotFlexible Spot

General Notes


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