Explanation of white balance.

Article ID: ART158999 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 11/16/2015


Explanation of white balance.


WB: White Balance

When the white balance mode is set to match the light source, the camera can reproduce colors more accurately. Set the white balance mode to a natural or artificial light setting according to the circumstances. When shooting a particular subject, the image may come out in a bluish tone when it is taken under fluorescent lighting, or in a reddish tone under tungsten lighting.

Under Fluorescent lighting Under Tungsten lighting.

Using the White Balance feature, this camera can make color adjustments in order to reproduce the original color of the subject accurately.

When the shooting mode is set to (Auto), the white balance will be applied automatically. However, with the (Auto) mode, the camera may not reproduce the natural color of the subject.

The three -- R (red), G (green), and B (blue) -- primary colors exist in varying proportions in a light source depending on its color temperature. When the color temperature is high, there is more blue. And when the color temperature is low, there is more red.

To the human eye, a white object still looks white regardless of the type of lighting. With a digital cameras white balance setting, you can compensate for the color temperature so that the colors in the image look more natural. The subjects white color is corrected and used as the basis for adjusting the other colors.

If the camera does not reproduce the natural color, please refer to setting the white balance.



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