Highlight Tone Priority

You can reduce overexposed, clipped highlights.

  1. Select [Shooting: Highlight tone priority].

  2. Set an option.

    • [Enable]: Improves gradation in highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
    • [Enhanced]: Reduces overexposed highlights even more than [Enable], under some shooting conditions.


  • Noise may increase slightly.
  • The available ISO range starts at ISO 200. Expanded ISO speeds cannot be set.
  • With [Enhanced], results in some scenes may not look as expected.


  • [Shooting: Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable] and cannot be changed when you set [Shooting: HDR shooting HDR PQ] to [Enable] after pressing the Q (Quick Control) button to add a checkmark to this setting.
  • [Shooting: Highlight tone priority] will be set to [Disable] even if you set [Shooting: HDR shooting HDR PQ] to [Enable], with [Adjust dyn range] in [Shooting: HDR Mode] set to an option other than [Disable HDR].