How do I set the White Balance? (EOS 6D)
Article ID: ART136964 | Date published: 05/13/2015 | Date last updated: 11/04/2015


How do I set the White Balance? (EOS 6D)


The White Balance feature on this camera is set to "Auto White Balance" at the time of purchase. Normally, the <AWB> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural looking colors cannot be obtained with <AWB>, you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source.
About White Balance
To the human eye, a white object looks white regardless of the type of lighting. With a digital camera, the color temperature is adjusted with software to make the white areas look white. This adjustment serves as the basis for the color correction. With this function, pictures with natural color shades can be taken.

To set the White Balance, follow the steps below.

1. Set the power switch to <ON>.

2. Press the <MENU> button.

3. Under the [
] tab, select [White balance], then press the <SET> button.

4. Select the desired setting, then press the <SET> buton.

DisplayModeColor Temperature (Approx. K: Kelvin)

Auto 3000-7000

Daylight 5200

Shade 7000

Cloudy, twilight, sunset 6000

Tungsten light 3200

White fluorescent light 4000

Flash use Automatically set*


Color temperature 2500-10000
* Applicable with Speedlites having a color temperature transmission function.
Otherwise, it will be fixed to approx. 6000K.

>(Custom White Balance) enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. For more information on registering custom white balance, please refer to the instruction manual that came with your camera.

This completes the white balance setting.