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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.
  • *The options displayed in the menu may vary depending on the camera unit, or the firmware version.

The white balance mode option is located in the Shooting menu. Also, the white balance mode is assigned to the ADJ. lever as default. If the setting is not changed, you can change the white balance mode quickly by using the ADJ. lever.

See the FAQ below for the Shooting menu operations.
Details on 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 [Fn1] [Fn2] buttons until the white balance menu appears.

Select a white balance mode
Press [+] [-] buttons 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 or the [ADJ.] lever. 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. Press the ADJ. lever to show the white balance menu.


2.

Select [M] with [+] [-] buttons.
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. Press the ADJ. lever to show the white balance menu.


2.

Select [CT] with [+] [-] buttons, and press the [DISP.] button.
Select [CT]


3.

The white balance detailed settings screen appears. Press [+] [-] buttons 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: EDXR01045
Date created: July 2, 2010
Date modified: July 6, 2010
Product: GXR (GR LENS A12 50mm F2.5 MACRO), GXR (RICOH LENS S10 24-72mm F2.5-4.4 VC), GXR (RICOH LENS P10 28-300mm F3.5-5.6 VC)
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Category: Hardware operations

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