Active D-Lighting helps broaden useable dynamic range*

Active D-Lighting Off

Active D-Lighting Normal

Setting Active D-Lighting before shooting produces results that are automatically corrected to faithfully reproduce the contrast of the scene as the photographer viewed it. Rather than correcting the entire image, localized tone control technology adjusts highlights, shadow areas, and midtones to achieve natural looking contrast across the entire image. This function is particularly helpful with high contrast scenes, such as shooting a brightly lit outdoor scene from inside a relatively dark room, or shooting at the beach on a sunny day. Active D-Lighting offers three application strength levels - Moderate, Normal and Enhanced.

* Active D-Lighting should be used with the metering mode set to 3D Color matrix II