Active D-Lighting

Details in highlights and shadows are preserved, and the natural contrast that is seen with the naked eye is well reproduced in the image captured. This is particularly effective for shooting conditions with high contrast, such as brightly lit outdoor scenery from a dark room or shaded subjects at a sunny seaside.

  1. Rotate the mode dial to , , , , or
  2. button
  3. Active D-Lighting
  4. button
Set the effect level.
(default setting)
Active D-Lighting is not applied.

Notes about [Active D-Lighting]

  • Additional time is required to save images after shooting.
  • When using [Active D-Lighting], noise (randomly-spaced bright pixels, fog, lines) may be emphasized, dark shadows may appear around bright subjects, or bright areas may appear around dark subjects under some shooting conditions.
  • When using [Active D-Lighting], gradation skipping may occur depending on the subject.
  • This function may not be available to use in combination with other functions.
    Functions that cannot be used simultaneously when shooting

[Active D-Lighting] versus [D-Lighting]

  • The [Active D-Lighting] option captures images while reducing loss of details in highlights, and adjusts the tone when saving images.
  • The playback menu [D-Lighting] option adjusts the tone of saved images.