Use Active D-Lighting to preserve details in highlights and shadows when photographing high-contrast scenes, for example when shooting through a window or at the beach.
Matrix metering is recommended. To let the camera adjust Active D-Lighting automatically according to the scene, choose Auto, but note that in exposure mode M, Auto is equivalent to Normal.
Noise may be visible in photos taken at high ISO sensitivities. Active D-Lighting can not be used with movies.