The camera type that I have is the Canon Rebel Xsi, and I was wondering if it is possible to take an automated series of variable exposure shots. For example, hold the shutter button down once, and take a series of three or so pictures, each with a different exposure of -2, 0 and +2. To clarify, this is for the purpose of HDR photography.

If this isn't possible with this camera type, are there any brands/models that can do this?

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    This is called "bracketing". Multiple exposure refers to a single frame exposed more than once (usually leaving superimposed images).
    – mattdm
    Apr 13, 2012 at 1:10
  • See also What Budget DSLR has bracketing modes?
    – mattdm
    Apr 13, 2012 at 1:12

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Sure. I think its named AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing) on the Xsi menu. (On newer models it's Expo.comp/AEB) The Rebel Xsi supports up to -2 and +2. You will have to set your camera to manual or Av (Aperature Priority) as the AEB menu option will not be available under Auto.

  • Awesome, I just had a little slip up with the terminology thanks.
    – Dylansq
    Apr 13, 2012 at 1:41

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