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RC2 shows correct exposure on capture but raw image is much darker

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When capturing a RAW image when flying, the image on the RC2 controller screen looks good, but after uploading into LightRoom the image is 3 to 4 stops darker. I have had the Air2s and RC2 combo since last December of 2022, and just started seeing this issue in the last month. I always upgrade the drone and controller as soon as one is available so am on the latest release.

I shoot in RAW, so do not have JPEGs to compare. Has anyone else experienced this issue in a big difference in exposure from what is viewed on the controller screen and what the actual image looks like when transferred to the computer?

Here is the image I took, which is obviously way underexposed, and I would not purposely take the photo like this as the shadows have a lack of detail. I am not as concerned as much as why the drone produced a dark exposure since there is a lot of bright sky in the photo.

My issue is that what I viewed on screen at the time looked better than this but much darker on the computer. No, it isn't my computer display brightness as I calibrate my monitors and don't have this issue with the DJI Pocket 2 video camera or both my Sony cameras.

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The preview you see in the controller is not the raw image, but a low resolution jpg image the raw file contains.
 
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When capturing a RAW image when flying, the image on the RC2 controller screen looks good, but after uploading into LightRoom the image is 3 to 4 stops darker. I have had the Air2s and RC2 combo since last December of 2022, and just started seeing this issue in the last month. I always upgrade the drone and controller as soon as one is available so am on the latest release.

I shoot in RAW, so do not have JPEGs to compare. Has anyone else experienced this issue in a big difference in exposure from what is viewed on the controller screen and what the actual image looks like when transferred to the computer?

Here is the image I took, which is obviously way underexposed, and I would not purposely take the photo like this as the shadows have a lack of detail. I am not as concerned as much as why the drone produced a dark exposure since there is a lot of bright sky in the photo.

My issue is that what I viewed on screen at the time looked better than this but much darker on the computer. No, it isn't my computer display brightness as I calibrate my monitors and don't have this issue with the DJI Pocket 2 video camera or both my Sony cameras.

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To be honest, it doesn't look any different to any of the OOC RAW's I've taken on an overcast day. Looks like there are still plenty of details in the shadows, I think it's just bad light and there's nothing anybody can do about that.
 
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Good advice to use the histogram, which is what I use on my Sony all the time. I will do that more.
 
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