Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera ILCE-5100

Auto HDR

Widens the range (gradation) so that you can record from bright parts to dark parts with correct brightness (HDR: High Dynamic Range). One image with proper exposure and one overlaid image are recorded.

  1. MENU (Camera Settings) → [DRO/Auto HDR] [Auto HDR].
  2. Select the desired setting using the left/right side of the control wheel.

Menu item details

Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. Auto (default setting):
Corrects the exposure difference automatically.
Auto HDR: Exposure Diff. 1.0EVAuto HDR: Exposure Diff. 6.0EV:
Sets the exposure difference, based on the contrast of the subject. Select the optimal level between 1.0 EV (weak) and 6.0 EV (strong).
For example, if you set the exposure value to 2.0 EV, three images will be composed with the following exposure levels; −1.0 EV, optimal exposure and +1.0 EV.


  • [Auto HDR] is not available for RAW images.
  • When the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], [Sweep Panorama] or [Scene Selection], you cannot select [Auto HDR].
  • When using [Picture Effect], you cannot select [Auto HDR].
  • You cannot start the next shot until the capture process is completed after you shoot.
  • You may not obtain the desired effect depending on the luminance difference of a subject and the shooting conditions.
  • When the flash is used, this function has little effect.
  • When the contrast of the scene is low or when product shake or subject blur occurs, you may not obtain good HDR images. If the product has detected a problem, is displayed on the recorded image to inform you of this situation. Shoot again as necessary, paying attention to the contrast or blur.