Guest Column | December 3, 2013

WDR Is Everywhere Lately, But What Is Wide Dynamic Range?

By Wendi Burke, Director of Marketing, IQinVision

The term Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) is used to describe the function of a camera designed to produce clearer, more actionable images and/or video in circumstances where back light and intense illumination can vary excessively, especially when both very bright and very dark areas are simultaneously present in the camera’s field-of-view. The wider the dynamic range, the better the camera’s sensor can accurately capture varying light intensities and then heighten the details visible within the area of view.

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