White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Normally, the Auto  (Ambience priority) or  (White priority) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural-looking colors cannot be obtained with Auto, you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object.
Press the button ().
- With an image displayed on the screen, press the button.
Select the white balance item.
- Turn the dial to select the white balance setting item.
Select a white balance setting.
- Turn the dial to make a selection.
- For  and  setting instructions, see  Auto White Balance.
- To set your preferred color temperature, select  in [: White balance], then turn the dial.
|Display||Mode||Color Temperature (K: Kelvin)|
|Auto (Ambience priority)||3000–7000|
|Auto (White priority)|
|Cloudy, twilight, sunset||6000|
|White fluorescent light||4000|
|When using Flash||Automatically set*|
Applicable with Speedlites having a color temperature transmission function. Otherwise, it will be fixed to approx. 6000K.
The human eye adapts to changes in lighting so that white objects look white under all kinds of lighting. Digital cameras determine white from the color temperature of lighting and, based on this, apply image processing to make color tones look natural in your shots.
 Auto White Balance
With  (Ambience priority), you can slightly increase the intensity of the image's warm color cast when shooting a tungsten-light scene.
If you select  (White priority), you can reduce the intensity of the image's warm color cast.
Select [: White balance].
- With  selected, press the button.
Select an option.
Precautions when set to  (White priority)
- The warm color cast of subjects may fade.
- When multiple light sources are included in the scene, the warm color cast of the picture may not be reduced.
- When using flash, the color tone will be the same as with  (Ambience priority).
 Setting a Color Temperature
A value can be set representing the white balance color temperature.
Select [: White balance].
Set the color temperature.
- Select .
- Turn the dial to set a color temperature, then press .
- The color temperature can be set from approx. 2500K to 10000K in 100K increments.
- When setting the color temperature for an artificial light source, set the white balance correction (magenta or green bias) as necessary.
- When setting  to a value measured with a commercially available color temperature meter, take some test shots in advance and adjust the setting as needed to compensate for any difference between the color temperature meter and the camera.