Dynamic range is the camera sensor’s ability to capture detail in very bright and very dark parts of a scene. Cameras (or sensors) with a low dynamic range record dark shadows as a solid black or bright highlights as a featureless white. In the days of film, this was known as a film’s ‘exposure latitude’. […]
Dynamic range expansion
A feature on some cameras which expands the range of tones the sensor can capture. It works by reducing the exposure to be sure of capturing extended highlight detail, then modifying the tone curve to restore midtone brightness.