White Balance (still image/movie)
Corrects the tone effect of the ambient light condition to record a neutral white subject in white. Use this function when the color tones of the image did not come out as you expected, or when you want to change the color tones on purpose for photographic expression.
- MENU → (Exposure/Color) → [White Balance] → [White Balance] → desired setting.
Menu item details
- Auto / Auto: Ambience / Auto: White / Daylight / Shade / Cloudy / Incandescent / Fluor.: Warm White / Fluor.: Cool White / Fluor.: Day White / Fluor.: Daylight / Underwater Auto :
- When you select a light source that illuminates the subject, the product adjusts the color tones to suit to the selected light source (preset white balance). When you select [Auto], the product automatically detects the light source and adjusts the color tones.
- Adjusts the color tones depending on the light source. Achieves the effect of CC (Color Compensation) filters for photography.
- Custom 1/Custom 2/Custom 3:
- Memorizes the basic white color under the light conditions for the shooting environment.
- [White Balance] is assigned to the 2 button (Custom button 2) in the default settings.
- You can display the fine adjustment screen and perform fine adjustments of the color tones as required by pressing the right side of the control wheel. When [C.Temp./Filter] is selected, you can change the color temperature by turning the rear dial instead of pressing the right side of the control wheel.
- If the color tones do not come out as you expected in the selected settings, perform [WB bracket] shooting.
- (Auto: Ambience), (Auto: White) is displayed only when [Priority Set in AWB] is set to [Ambience] or [White].
- If you want to moderate abrupt white balance switching, such as when the recording environment switches during movie recording, you can change the white balance switching speed with the [Shockless WB] function.
[White Balance] is fixed to [Auto] in the following shooting modes:
- [Intelligent Auto]
You cannot select [Auto] or [Underwater Auto] under [White Balance] in the following situation:
- When [Log Shooting] is set to [Cine EI Quick] or [Cine EI]
- If you use a mercury lamp or a sodium lamp as a light source, the accurate white balance will not be obtained because of the characteristics of the light. It is recommended to shoot images with a setting from [Custom 1] to [Custom 3].
- Do not cover the visible light and IR sensor when [White Balance] is set to [Auto]. If you do so, the light source may be erroneously classified, and the white balance may be adjusted to an inappropriate color.