Canon 7D Camera Accessories User Manual

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Take a shot.
The HDR mode cannot be set if you use any of the following
functions: AEB, white balance bracketing, multiple exposures,
flash exposure, bulb exposure, or movie shooting.
HDR shooting of a moving subject is not recommended because
the movement of the subject will appear as afterimages in the
merged image. HDR shooting is recommended for still subjects.
In HDR shooting, 3 images are captured with different shutter
speeds set automatically. Therefore, even in Tv and M shooting
modes, the shutter speed will be shifted based on the shutter
speed set.
To prevent camera shake, the ISO speed may be set higher than
Auto image alignment may not work properly with repetitive
patterns (lattice, stripes, etc.) or flat, single-tone images.
The color gradation of the sky or white walls may not be
reproduced correctly. Irregular colors or noise may appear.
With HDR shooting, the three images will be merged after you
take a picture. Therefore, it will take a longer time to record the
HDR image than with normal shooting. During the merging of the
images, “BUSY” will be displayed on the camera and you cannot
take another picture until the merging is completed.
Using a tripod is recommended. For handheld shooting, using a
fast shutter speed is recommended.
If [Auto Image Align] is set to [Enable] and the HDR picture is shot
handheld, the edges of the photos will be cropped, lowering the
resolution slightly. Also, if the images cannot be aligned properly
due to camera shake, etc., auto image alignment may not take
effect. Note that when shooting with excessively bright or dark
exposure settings, auto image alignment may not work properly.
If you perform handheld HDR shooting while [Auto Image Align] is
set to [Disable], the 3 images may not be properly aligned and the
HDR effect may be minimal.
HDR shooting under fluorescent or LED lighting may result in
unnatural color reproduction of the illuminated areas.
In HDR mode, the options dimmed in the menu cannot be set.
When you set HDR mode, the Auto Lighting Optimizer will be set
automatically to [Disable]. It will revert to the original setting when
you cancel the HDR mode.
If you perform HDR shooting with the image quality set to RAW,
HDR images are recorded in [ ] quality.
If you perform HDR shooting with the image quality set to
RAW+JPEG, HDR images are recorded in JPEG quality.