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Why has my Canon S90 often a better balanced histogram than my Nex-5n ?

Discussion in 'Sony Alpha E-Mount Cameras' started by izTheViz, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
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    Yannis Marigo
    I carry along with my Nex, my S90 which is a pretty good small camera. I noticed that even in high contrasted light condition the S90 always manage to get a better balanced exposition with regards to the histogram. It rarely gets over or under exposed where the Nex will. Of course, at same Iso, aperture and comparable settings.
    Weird...what explanation can I give to that ?
     
  2. lowbone

    lowbone TalkEmount Regular

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    Oct 21, 2012
    I can't speak for the S90 but Canon DSLR bodies have a setting called highlight priority which when set is supposed to keep the highlights from blowing out. The S90 being a simpler camera probably has this built in to one or more of its picture styles. I use this setting on occasion in very bright light and it does help somewhat. As you might have guessed when using this setting the shadow detail starts to get blocked up.
     
  3. izTheViz

    izTheViz TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    May 10, 2013
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    Yeah, maybe. But I wish I had the same feature on my 5n. I don't know
    how the 6 or 7 behave but sometimes I can not get a correct exposition. That s90 is almost always well balanced...