What is HDR?


What is HDR?

Where does it apply?

  • HERO8 Black
  • HERO7 Black
  • HERO6 Black


High Dynamic Range (HDR) is a feature in HERO7 Black & HERO6 Black, available on single and timelapse mode, that retains a greater level of detail and color in an image. This setting is especially useful for scenes that include shadows or bright areas.

In Photo mode, HDR is available with these exceptions:
  • HDR applies only to the Photo capture mode.
  • HDR is not available for Continuous photos (that is, when pressing and holding the Shutter button while in the Photo capture mode).
  • RAW Format and Exposure Control must be turned off. 
  • If Protune is turned on, HDR is available only if Exposure Value Compensation is less than zero and Color is set to GoPro Color.
The options for this setting are Off (default) and On. To access this advanced settings, see Navigating with the Touch Display on page 18 of the user manual. 

What is the difference between HDR and WDR photos? 
  • While both HDR and WDR both help better expose photos, they have two different methods to do so:
    • HDR captures multiple images of varying exposures and combines them into a single properly exposed photo – inside the camera.
    • WDR only captures one image and uses global tone mapping to help better expose the image for challenging shots.

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