Setting the White Balance
The camera's auto white balance
system compensates for a wide range of
lighting conditions. Although slight
variations are unavoidable, colors will
appear natural in virtually every
In some cases, you will get better
results by setting the white balance
yourself, or using one of the two preset
T Indoor Mode
• Under halogen or studio/video
• Subject is of one dominant color
• Close ups
U Outdoor mode
• In daylight, especially for close-
ups and where the subject is of
one dominant color
R E C
1. Make sure the camera is set to the Q (program AE) mode.
2. Open the menu and select CAM.SET UP.
3. Select WHITE BAL.
4. a) For the indoor, outdoor or auto settings, press the SELECT dial
in to choose the setting.
• T/U appears in the display when you set the white balance to
b) To set the white balance yourself, point the camera at a white
object (such as a sheet of paper) and zoom in until it fills the
display. Then press the SELECT dial in to select SET
• Make sure to continue pointing the camera at the white object until you
have finished setting the white balance.
• The W display flashes then remains lit.
• Depending on the light source, the flashing may at times continue. The
result will remain better than with the auto setting and you can continue
5. Close the menu.