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[Question] Details on 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).
Cloudy Cloudy Select this when shooting in cloudy weather or in shady conditions.
Incandescent Lamp Incandescent Lamp Select this when shooting under incandescent light.
Fluorescent Lamp Fluorescent Lamp Select this when shooting under fluorescent light.
Manual Settings Manual Settings Adjust the balance manually.
Detail Detail 16 levels options are selectable, including settings close to [Incandescent Lamp], [Outdoors] and [Cloudy].
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 the white balance mode using the ADJ. lever or the Shooting menu.
This section explains how to change the setting with the ADJ. lever.

ADJ. lever
Press the ADJ. lever, and then either push the ADJ. lever to the left or right, or press Left Right until the white balance menu appears.

Select a white balance mode
Press Up Down to select a white balance mode other than [M] (Manual Settings) or [CT] (Detail). You can also now shoot by pressing the shutter release button.Press the [MENU/OK] button. It will return to the shooting screen, and the symbol of the selected white balance mode is displayed on the screen.

[Caution]
The white balance may not be adjusted correctly for a subject that is not sufficiently white, 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.
In the Continuous mode, even if [Multi-P AUTO] has already been selected, the white balance is changed to [AUTO] automatically.

[[M] Manual Settings and [CT] Detail]
In [Manual Settings] option, set the white balance manually under the lighting conditions for shooting by pointing the camera at a white subject, such as a piece of paper.In [Detail] option, Select a value in 16 levels options, including settings close to [Incandescent Lamp], [Outdoors] and [Cloudy].



[Manual Settings]
  • 1.These instructions are for procedures using the ADJ. lever. Press the ADJ. lever, and then either push the ADJ. lever to the left or right, or press Left Right until the white balance menu appears.
  • 2.Press Up Down to select [M], and press the [MENU/OK] button.
  • Select [M]
  • 3.Point the camera at a piece of paper, or something white, under the lighting conditions for shooting, and press the [DISP.] button.
  • Press the [DISP.] Button
    The white balance mode is set and the screen is redisplayed.

  • 4.Press the [MENU/OK] button. It returns to the shooting screen and the [M] symbol appears on the screen. If the result is not as expected, repeat steps 1~3 to change the settings as many times as required.
  • To exit [Manual Settings], select a mode other than [M] in step 2.

[Detail]
  • 1.These instructions are for procedures using the ADJ. lever. Press the ADJ. lever, and then either push the ADJ. lever to the left or right or press Left Right until the white balance menu appears.
  • 2.Press Up Down to select [CT], and press the [DISP.] button.
  • Select [CT]
  • 3.The white balance detailed settings screen appears. Press Up Down to select a setting, and then press the [MENU/OK] button.
  • White balance detailed settings screen
  • 4.Press the [MENU/OK] button again. It returns to the shooting screen and the [CT] symbol appears on the screen.
    To exit [Detail], select a mode other than [CT] in step 2.
 

Answer ID:EDCG09345
Date created:October 22, 2009
Date modified:July 6, 2010
Product:GR DIGITAL III
Operating system:--
Category:Hardware Operations

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