RX100 Highlight Clipping

Discussion in 'Sony RX100 Forum' started by adam, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. adam

    adam SC Regular

    Jan 24, 2013
    Birmingham UK
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    My RX100 seems prone to clipping highlights. I realise that this is partly due to user error however can somebody please advise as to how best reduce highlight clipping.

    Thank you.

  2. porchard

    porchard SC Veteran

    Feb 24, 2013
    Devon, UK
    If you're shooting Raw, then just set exposure compensation to under-expose by, say, 2/3 to one stop, and lift the shadows in post. You might want to experiment with how much to under-expose, and you might need to vary it, according to the shooting conditions. Experience will be your guide.

    The Raw files from the RX100 are reasonably forgiving - especially for a small(ish) sensor camera. Hope this helps.
  3. Richard

    Richard SC Top Veteran

    Feb 1, 2013
    Marlow, UK
    Even when shooting jpg I find it often helps to under-expose by 2/3 stop. I've configured the RX100 front ring to control exposure compensation, so that's easy to do in aperture priority mode.

  4. wt21

    wt21 SC Hall of Famer

    Aug 15, 2010
    It has a lot more DR in RAW than jpg, so I always shoot RAW unless I'm using one of the special effects modes that require jpg
  5. shinew

    shinew New to SC

    Nov 15, 2013
    New York
    I do not experience such issue with RX100. But if you do, as others have suggested, shooting RAW & under expose -2/3 would certainly solve the problem. The RX100 is very good at retaining shadow details.
  6. RidgeRunner22

    RidgeRunner22 SC Regular

    May 31, 2013
    Jackson, WY
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    Set AE to center, point at sky hit the AEL and your all set!
  7. lenshoarder

    lenshoarder SC Veteran

    Mar 7, 2012
    Funny, I've been doing that point and sky trick for years using compact cameras. Works great. Then I started to shoot +/- 7 brackets. Now I also underexpose by 1 stop. I find that the pictures look better.
  8. retow

    retow SC All-Pro

    Jul 24, 2010
    The difference between jpeg and raw is quite considerable with this camera. To get the best out of its sensor, raw shooting is a "must".