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For natural colors, choose a white balance option that matches the light source.

  1. Press the selector right (WB) to display white balance options.

  2. Highlight the desired option and either press MENU/OK to select the highlighted option and view a display where white balance can be fine-tuned using the selector, or press DISP/BACK to select the highlighted option with no fine tuning.

White balance options can also be accessed from the shooting menu.


The following white balance options are available.

Option Description
AUTO White balance is adjusted automatically.
h Measure a value for white balance.
k Choose a color temperature.
i For subjects in direct sunlight.
j For subjects in the shade.
k Use under “daylight” fluorescent lights.
l Use under “warm white” fluorescent lights.
m Use under “cool white” fluorescent lights.
n Use under incandescent lighting.
g Reduces the blue cast typically associated with underwater lighting.

Results vary with shooting conditions. Play pictures back after shooting to check colors.

White balance is adjusted for flash lighting only in AUTO and g modes. Turn the flash off using other white balance options.

Custom White Balance

Choose h 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).

If “COMPLETED!” is displayed, press MENU/OK to set white balance to the measured value.

If “UNDER” is displayed, raise exposure compensation and try again.

If “OVER” is displayed, lower exposure compensation and try again.

k: Color Temperature

Selecting k in the white balance menu displays a list of color temperatures; highlight a color temperature and press MENU/OK to select the highlighted option and display the fine-tuning dialog.

Color Temperature

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, or choose options that differ sharply from the color of the light source to make pictures “warmer” or “colder.”