Digital Still CameraDSC-W830

White Balance

Color tones are adjusted according to surrounding light conditions. Use this function if image color appears unnatural.

  1. MENU - (White Balance) - desired mode

(Auto)(Default setting):

Adjusts white balance automatically so that colors appear natural.


Adjusts for outdoors conditions on a fine day, evening views, night scenes, neon signs, fireworks, etc.


Adjusts for a cloudy sky or a shady location.

(Fluorescent White Balance 1):

Adjusts for white fluorescent lighting.

(Fluorescent White Balance 2):

Adjusts for natural white fluorescent lighting.

(Fluorescent White Balance 3):

Adjusts for daylight fluorescent lighting.


Adjusts for places under incandescent lamp, or under bright lighting, such as in a photo studio.


Adjusts for flash conditions.

(One Push):

Adjusts white balance depending on the light source. Use this mode when [Auto] and other settings do not provide accurate colors.

(One Push Set):

Memorizes the basic white color which will be used in [One Push] mode.


  • When shooting with a flash in other than [Flash] mode, [White Balance] is set to [Auto].
  • When [Flash] is [On] or [Slow Synchro], white balance can only be adjusted to [Auto], [Flash], [One Push] or [One Push Set].

To capture a basic white color in [One Push Set] mode

  1. Frame a white object such as a piece of paper filling the screen under the same lighting conditions as you will shoot the subject.
  2. MENU - (White Balance) - [One Push Set] - on the control button

The screen momentarily turns black, and when white balance has been adjusted and stored in memory, the recording screen is displayed again.


  • If the indicator flashes while shooting, white balance is either not set or cannot be set. Use automatic white balance.
  • Do not shake or strike the camera while [One Push Set] is in progress.
  • When flash mode is set to [On]or [Slow Synchro], white balance is adjusted to the condition with the flash emitting.