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Adjust colors to match the light source.

  1. Select [WHITE BALANCE] in the shooting menu.

  2. Press the selector up or down to highlight the desired option.

    White balance adjusted automatically.
    Measure a value for white balance.
    Choose a color temperature.
    For subjects in direct sunlight.
    For subjects in the shade.
    Use under “daylight” fluorescent lights.
    Use under “warm white” fluorescent lights.
    Use under “cool white” fluorescent lights.
    Use under incandescent lighting.
    Reduces the blue cast typically associated with underwater lighting.

  3. Press [MENU/OK]. The dialog shown below will be displayed; use the selector to fine-tune white balance and press [MENU/OK] to select, or press [DISP/BACK] to exit without fine-tuning.

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

Custom 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).

  • 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.

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 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

2000 K

5000 K
Direct sunlight

15000 K
Blue sky