Originally Posted by cjcm
Thanks for the clarification Videogamemaker ! . The picture with snow/trees you show is very good indeed. However, on a beautiful day, the sky EV may be in the range of the snow EV. This picture doesn't show plain shadows and the exposure latitude needed to record the picture may be in fact limited.
The first picture you talked about is more problematic, maybe a wrong exposure. Also, the raw file may contain the missing info
We have to wait for more detailled tests. But I won't say I am impressed by the exposure latitude for now
That blown out shot is overexposed by probably 1.5-2 stops. The reason everyone is complaining that the samples are 'flat' is because they are holding so much DR, or exposure latitude. Have a good look at the well exposed shots and you'll see there's deep noiseless shadows and a very gentle highlight taper, and almost none of them have blown highlights. If you'll ask me it seems the x100 has a very high exposure latitude.