What is WDR?

Question

What is WDR?

Where does it apply?

  • HERO7 Silver
  • HERO (2018)
  • HERO5 Black

Answer

We've all been there--perfect moment, great action, less-than-ideal lighting--we have you covered. Turning on the Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) feature for photos improves the overall exposure throughout your entire image. It enables the camera to pick up greater detail in dark shadows, while making sure that the highlights don't get blown-out, the result is a natural looking shot that doesn’t risk oddities if there is any motion in the scene (something that HDR photos can be subject to). 

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How to Enable WDR

  • HERO7 Silver
    1. HERO7 Silver automatically uses WDR to give you the best photo possible in any situation.
  • HERO (2018)
    1. From the main screen, tap the icon in the lower left corner
    2. Tap Photo
    3. Swipe left to access WDR
    4. Tap the power icon to turn WDR on or off
  • HERO 5 Black
    1. From the main screen, tap the icon in the lower left corner
    2. Tap the middle icon to enter Photo mode
    3. Tap Photo
    4. Swipe left to access advanced settings
    5. Swipe left to view WDR settings
    6. Tap the power icon to turn WDR on or off

Heads Up: WDR is only available when taking single photos. It is not compatible with continuous or burst photos.

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