For natural colors, choose a white balance option that matches the light source. Press the function ([Fn5]) button to display the options shown below, then press the selector up or down to highlight an option and press [MENU/OK] to select.
White balance is adjusted for flash lighting only in [AUTO] and modes. Turn the flash off using other white balance options.
Results vary with shooting conditions. Play pictures back after shooting to check colors.
White balance options can also be accessed using [IMAGE QUALITY SETTING] > [WHITE BALANCE].
Choose to adjust white balance for unusual lighting conditions. White balance measurement options will be displayed; frame a white object so that it fills the display and press the shutter button all the way down to measure white balance (to select the most recent custom value and exit without measuring white balance, press [DISP/BACK], or press [MENU/OK] to select the most recent value and display the fine-tuning dialog).
Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a light source, expressed in Kelvin (K). Light sources with a color temperature close to that of direct sunlight appear white; light sources with a lower color temperature have a yellow or red cast, while those with a higher color temperature are tinged with blue. You can match color temperature to the light source as shown in the following table, or choose options that differ sharply from the color of the light source to make pictures “warmer” or “colder”.
Choose for redder light sources or “colder” pictures
Choose for bluer light sources or “warmer” pictures