There’s a new (to Panasonic) ‘High Dynamic’ option on the ZX1 camera, and here are a couple of scenes from my favourite churchyard in Berkshire that illustrate what happens:
Pros: shadow detail is enhanced (see the church wall in the background and to some extent in the hedge behind the gate on the left
Cons: the gate pillars look a bit anaemic with the dark contrast of the flint watered down somewhat
Side by side
This shot is against the sun rather than with the sun behind me, and the High Dynamic option seems to rob the scene of its contrast, washing out the highlights.