Nikon Professional Services Nikon Professional Services
Nikon Professional Services

Technical Solutions | Z 9 TIPS

About tone mode

Before recording in N-RAW, you must select the tone mode from either [SDR] or [N-Log].
Because each tone mode possesses different characteristics that cannot be changed in post-processing, select the tone mode according to your workflow and the expression you desire.
The [SDR] tone mode is optimal for SDR workflows, allowing for shooting at low sensitivities below ISO 800 and offering superior noise performance in dark areas compared to the [N-Log] mode.
The [N-Log] tone mode is appropriate for Log and HDR workflows.
The minimum ISO sensitivity that can be set is 800. This mode is recommended for highly flexible color grading because it achieves superior dynamic range performance on the highlight side.