Follow the normal principles for photography and you will get good results.Hi. I read many answers and I do get you. I am a professional photographer (and I´d like to think I am casue I do a good living out of that and have won some important prices, and I say this just to set that I do know about what I am talking about as you do) and I have to say I agree with you 100% I have the same problem. My RAW or DNG file comes out processed, exactly like the JPG should look like. I have chatted with DJI and of course, that´s a dead end, as many answers here that say that´s normal. I have shot with many cameras and drones and have never seen this problem (again, even if many says is normal and not a problem).
The only solution I can find and even more if you have sent the drone back and got another one, is just to overexpose your shots. Contrast and saturation might not be correct, but at least the starting point between the light and shadows will be "correct". Any thoughts?
* Expose-to-the-right but please do not over-expose. Those highlights will not come back
* Make sure you use the base ISO unless light does not permit
* Follow a regular post-processing workflow with extra care for color noise (those photosites are awfully close on this sensor).