1. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Here's two I snapped just yesterday...

    Pictures / Videos Taken With Sony Xperia X-dsc_0048.jpg

    Pictures / Videos Taken With Sony Xperia X-dsc_0050.jpg
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    09-19-2017 06:39 PM
  2. jasonandrews25788's Avatar
    try the HDR and it'll offer more dynamic colors.
    09-20-2017 04:27 PM
  3. RumoredNow's Avatar
    Sure, I do HDR sometimes. I'm under the impression that the HDR Sony put in the Xperia X camera app is more a filter and less a merge of several exposure values that were bracketed before hand. Near as I can tell we lack full access to Camera API 2 that would allow true HDR through alternate apps like ProShot.
    09-21-2017 03:04 PM
  4. RumoredNow's Avatar
    HDR'ed this one. 8MP capture.

    Pictures / Videos Taken With Sony Xperia X-dsc_0084.jpg
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    10-07-2017 11:08 AM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    HDR'ed this one. 8MP capture.

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    That's a great shot!
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    10-07-2017 12:05 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    try the HDR and it'll offer more dynamic colors.
    Sure, I do HDR sometimes. I'm under the impression that the HDR Sony put in the Xperia X camera app is more a filter and less a merge of several exposure values that were bracketed before hand. Near as I can tell we lack full access to Camera API 2 that would allow true HDR through alternate apps like ProShot.
    So I've revisited this. I may have been a bit hasty. It is RAW that Sony doesn't enable under the Camera2 API.

    I reinstalled ProShot and here is why I ditched it the first time:
    1. Doesn't save RAW files
    2. Doesn't go above 8MP (which is odd for the 23MP shooter on the X)
    3. It does take bracketed shots, but it doesn't merge them on the phone like ProShot does on Windows Phone and the range is limited to +/- 2ev and not +/- 3ev as it does on WP

    So I reinstalled ProShot and found an app named Vibrance HDR...

    Here, again, is an 8MP capture using the native camera app from Sony and the HDR "filter" which, IMHO, is more about saturation than luminosity.

    Pictures / Videos Taken With Sony Xperia X-dsc_0084.jpg


    So, thanks to @jasonandrews25788 I pushed myself to explore this camera more fully.

    I went to the same vantage point as the above shot at almost the same time of day (early morning, just after sunrise) and took a couple pics with ProShot. Here is the 8MP "neutral" shot. (Note that the exif says +0.3 steps where it should be +/- 0.)

    Pictures / Videos Taken With Sony Xperia X-proshot_2017_10_08_07_18_02.jpg


    But I had the shot bracketed at +/- 2ev. Afterwards I merged them in Vibrance HDR (with a few tweaks) to get this result.

    Pictures / Videos Taken With Sony Xperia X-proshot_2017_10_08_07_18_02_hdr.jpg


    I like this result much better than the HDR "filter" that Sony uses in the native camera app. It is much more of what I expect from true HDR. The picture has a more "textured" aspect and the objects have more depth to them. Definitely deserves to be played with further.
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    10-08-2017 09:56 AM
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    Pictures / Videos Taken With Sony Xperia X-proshot_2017_10_11_17_58_11_hdr.jpg
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    10-11-2017 08:55 PM

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