Camera in Auto mode= no exposure compensation. Manual mode=No HDR

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Are these settings incompatible?

Camera in auto mode gives well exposed photos, but I wish I could reduce the exposure by half or one stop when shooting under harsh sunlight. This cannot be done since auto mode does not have exposure compensation.

Still under harsh sunlight with dark shadows, manual mode allows reduced exposure to preserve highlights. But without HDR, the dynamic range is not as good.

So is it theoretically impossible to have manual mode with HDR on?

I think it will be also very useful to be able to compensate exposure in manual mode. Add a +/- exposure compensation in the same setting panel as HDR On/Off/Auto
 

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Alternatively, use manual and do contrast/HDR using Snapseed afterwards. I 100% agree with you, but we got what we got.
 

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I have a third party app. (a better camera) that can do exposure compensation in auto mode. But it uses only the main back camera.

I downloaded Snapseed, but I like the interface of Polarr photo better
 

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This is using manual... no HDR, and it still did amazing exposure.

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What do you guys thinks about a third camera mode implemented? A semi-auto mode? You pre-set one or 2 parameters & the camera does the rest. For example, set Iso at 100 & Exposure compensation at -0.5 with HDR on.
This IMO would allow to quickly shoot several photos in similar lighting conditions.

BTW do you find that the V20 over-exposes a bit in auto mode?

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I was asking if the white is due to an over-blown sky.
Yes, over blown. I was actually more impressed with the detailed lighting on the building and widows, etc. In theory with HDR you would have seen the light blue sky, but with HDR that would have been a stretch.

As a bonus, here's the MRRW version of the photo:

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