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For fine-tuning the contrast of your images in seven levels, from [-3] to [+3]. You can also set the camera to [A] (auto), where it makes adjustments automatically to suit shooting conditions.
Adjusting toward the minus side provides softer image tones; adjusting toward the plus side results in harder image tones.
The minus side is suitable for shooting portraits in sunlight or situations where you might be concerned about blown highlights; the plus side is better for situations such as distant scenes shrouded in mist. * Unless Active D-Lighting is set to OFF, the level of Contrast cannot be adjusted.

Sample Images

Contrast [+2]Contrast [+2]

Contrast [0]Contrast [0]

Contrast [-3]Contrast [-3]

  • ・Camera: D700
  • ・Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
  • ・Image quality: 12-bit RAW (NEF)

  • ・Exposure: [A] mode, 1/200 second, f/4.2
  • ・White balance: Color Temp (5000K)
  • ・Sensitivity: ISO 640

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