Adjusting the White Balance
Article ID: ART115736 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


Adjusting the White Balance


The white balance setting procedure is explained below.
  • In the following example proceure, the camera's shooting mode has been set to [Program AE] () mode.
  • The position and shape of the operation buttons, screens displayed, and setting items may differ according to the model you use.

For a list of shooitng modes in which the white balance setting can be changed, please refer to the table at the bottom of the page.

1. Press the power button to turn the camera on.

2. Press the <> button.

3. Press the <><> buttons to choose [White Balance] (If the settings have not been changed, [ ] will be displayed), and then press the <> or <> button.

4. Press the <><> buttons to choose the desired setting, and then press <>.

White Balance Setting Options
Setting optionsDetails
AutoAutomatically sets the optimal white balance for the shooting conditions.
Day LightFor shooting outdoors in fair weather.
CloudyFor shooting in cloudy conditions, in the shade, or at twilight.
TungstenFor shooting under ordinary incandescent (tungsten) lighting and similarly colored fluorescent lighting.
FluorescentFor shooting under warm-white (or similarly colored) or cool-white fluorescent lighting.
Fluorescent HFor shooting under daylight fluorescent and similarly colored fluorescent lighting.
Underwater*For shooting underwater.
CustomFor manually setting a custom white balance
*PowerShot D30 models only

5. If the icon for the setting you selected is displayed on the screen after the setting has been changed.

(Custom White Balance) You can adjust the white balance to suit the light source where you are shooting for image colors that look natural under the light in your shot. For more information, please refer to the camera's Instruction Manual.

The shooting modes in which the white balance setting can be changed are listed below:
ModelShooting Mode
PowerShot N100 , , ,
PowerShot D30 , , , , , , ( and can only be selected in .)
PowerShot SX600 HS
PowerShot ELPH 340 HS / IXUS 265 HS
, , , ,
PowerShot ELPH 150 IS / IXUS 155
PowerShot ELPH 140 IS / IXUS 150
PowerShot ELPH 135 / IXUS 145
, , ,