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[Question] Let me know about the White balance modes.

You can choose a white balance mode so that a white subject will appear white. The default white balance mode is [Multi-P AUTO]. Change the setting in situations where the white balance is difficult to adjust effectively, such as when shooting an object of a single color or when shooting under multiple light sources.

White Balance Modes
Symbol Mode Description
AUTO Auto Adjusts the white balance automatically.
Multi-P AUTO Multi-P AUTO The camera automatically selects the optimal white balance according to the conditions of sun and shade or the flash illumination range.
Outdoors Outdoors Select this when shooting outdoors (sunny) and white balance fails to adjust properly.
Cloudy Cloudy Select this when shooting in cloudy weather or shade and white balance fails to adjust properly.
Incandescent Lamp Incandescent Lamp Select this when shooting under incandescent light and white balance fails to adjust properly.
Incandescent Lamp 2 Incandescent Lamp 2 Select this when shooting under incandescent light and white balance fails to adjust properly (more reddish than [Incandescent Lamp]).
Fluorescent Lamp Fluorescent Lamp Select this when shooting under fluorescent light and white balance fails to adjust properly.
Manual Settings Manual Settings Adjust the balance manually.

The above symbols are displayed on the picture display after white balance mode settings have been made. The symbols are not displayed if [Auto] has been set as the white balance mode.

You can change settings from the shooting menu or by using the [ADJ./OK] button. This section explains how to change the setting with the [ADJ./OK ] button.

1 Press the [ADJ./OK] button when in shooting mode.
 

1 Press the [ADJ./OK] button when in shooting mode.


2 Press the [ADJ./OK] button Left Right until the White balance mode menu appears.
 

2 Press the [ADJ./OK] button to the right and left until the White balance mode menu appears.


3 Press up and down buttons to select a setting other than [M] (Manual Settings). You can also now shoot by pressing the shutter release button.
 

3 Press up and down buttons to select a setting other than [M] (Manual Settings). You can also now shoot by pressing the shutter release button.


4 Press the [ADJ./OK] button. The symbol of the selected white balance mode appears on the picture display.
 

4 Press the [ADJ./OK] button. The symbol of the selected white balance mode appears on the picture display.
* The above shows the example of the picture display when the Shooting info. display frame has been set to [On].
What is the Shooting Info. Display Frame?


Caution
  • The white balance function is not available when [Image Settings] is set to [Black & White] or [Sepia], or scene mode is set to [Face] or [Text Mode].
  • [Multi-P AUTO] is not available in Continuous mode and Movie mode.

Note
  • The white balance may not be adjusted correctly for a subject that does not have white part much, or that is mostly dark. In this case, add something white to the subject.
  • When shooting with the flash, the white balance may not be adjusted correctly if [AUTO] is not selected. In this case, switch to [AUTO] to shoot with the flash.

Manual Settings

1 Select [M] (Manual Settings) in the above Step 3.
 

1 Select [M] (Manual Settings) in the above Step 3.


2 Point the camera at a piece of paper, or something white, under the lighting conditions for your picture.

3 Press the [DISP.] button.
 

3 Press the [DISP.] button.
The white balance is set when you press the [DISP.] button.


4 Press the [ADJ./OK] button.
The manual settings symbol appears on the picture display.
The screen is displayed with the white balance that was set in Step 3. If the result is not as expected, repeat the steps to change the settings as many times as required.

 
Answer ID: EDC09014
Date created: July 9, 2009
Date modified: --
Product: CX1
Operating system: --
Category: Hardware Operations
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