Even though we recently saw HTC’s take on HDR video on Anton’s recent test, Sony was arrived first to the game with their Xperia Z and Xperia ZL. A lot of people have asked us if HDR video is just as good as HDR photographs on smartphones.
High Dynamic Range photos are really three photos snapped into one. What devices do is select the better lit areas of each of the three photos in different exposures and provide you with a better result at the end. When it comes to video, the concept and solution are a little different, but the purpose of providing you with better [...]
HDR (High Dynamic Range) is nothing new; we’ve been using this camera setting for quite some time on our Android phones (and not only). In tricky lighting conditions, like when your subject is backlit, snapping an HDR shot makes all the difference between keeping the photo and throwing it to the trash.
However, HDR video is something we need to get used to having, since only a few phones have capabilities to shoot them, the HTC One being one of those. HDR setting in video is maybe even more welcome than in case of pictures, when you might have the option to force your [...]