Setting the white balance manually will probably work better
than auto white balance when shooting:
Subjects with one dominant color, such as sky, sea or forest
In rapidly changing lighting conditions
In places lit by certain types of fluorescent or mercury vapor
• Turn the digital zoom off (if neccessary) to set a more accurate white balance.
• If you have set the white balance and lighting conditions change, reset the white
• Try to record with light from a single source. Correct white balance cannot be
obtained for two types of lighting at once.
• You cannot set the white balance or choose the indoor/outdoor mode when the
program selector is set to the [ (Easy Recording) program.
• The white balance returns to the AUTO setting when you slide the program
selector to [ (Easy Recording).
• When you turn the camera on, the white balance returns to AUTO. If you then
switch the white balance to SET, the camera will remember your last setting.
• During normal outdoor shooting, setting to AUTO may provide better results.