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Old Oct 22, 2010, 4:16 PM   #1
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Default D3100 and HDR Photography

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I just ordered a Nikon D3100 camera with 18-55 AF-S DX VR lens.

I read that auto-bracketing is not a feature that D3100 offers.

Does it make the HDR Photography impossible with this camera?

What are the real disadvantages and advantages of this camera?
(I am not asking for a review, just a personal experience)

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Old Oct 22, 2010, 4:32 PM   #2
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if you are doing hdr stacks, as long as you can do a bracket of 3 shots. It should work fine. But if you can not shoot a bracket it can be a major disadvantages for lining up the photos for the stack.

Not a problem for a hdr tone map off a single jpeg.
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yea, that will make HDR photography very difficult.

especially handheld, you cant just fire off a quick 3 bracket. and on tripod even difficult as you will have to keep track of your exposure and lock it then add and subtract your -1 to 2 ev

and besides hdr, in tricky lighting, bracketing an exposure is nice, especially for jpeg shooters.

this is a purposefully crippling by nikon, i don't support this decision at all. the no focus motor is annoying, but understandable. this is just silly.
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Old Oct 22, 2010, 4:54 PM   #4
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So is the Canon 550d much better in HDR and in all other cases than the Nikon D3100?

Such as image quality, video quality, low light performance etc.
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It can shoot a AE bracket so it would be better for hdr. And on IQ, HD and low light it is quite good.
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