When I take a RAW photo on my Nexus 5x, I got an overexposed photo:
Here's the in-camera JPEG for comparison, which is properly exposed:
Do smartphone cameras generally expose to the right? I've found this behavior across multiple generations of Nexus phones. Or is it something specific to Android or to the Camera FV-5 app I'm using?
Is there some property in the DNG metadata that tells Lightroom what correction to apply to restore the normal exposure?
EDIT: In response to a comment saying that that's because the dynamic range of the scene is very high, I tried another scene, with far less dynamic range, and once again, the DNG is overexposed:
... relative to the JPEG:
- I don't know if the in-camera JPEG was produced by using HDR. The Nexus 5x has it enabled by default, and I don't know whether it chose to use HDR for this photo. Even if it did, HDR, or the lack of it, shouldn't cause overexposure.
- I opened the DNG in RawTherapee, and it says that both highlights and shadows are clipped.