The U button can be used to adjust white balance. White balance delivers natural colors with light sources of different hues.

Adjusting White Balance

Hold the U button and rotate the main command dial.

Options for the selected setting, if any, can be selected by holding the U button and rotating the sub-command dial.



v [Auto]

White balance is adjusted automatically for optimal results with most light sources.

v0 [Keep white (reduce warm colors)]

Eliminate the warm color cast produced by incandescent lighting.

v1 [Keep overall atmosphere]

Partially preserve the warm color cast produced by incandescent lighting.

v2 [Keep warm lighting colors]

Preserve the warm color cast produced by incandescent lighting.

D [ Natural light auto]

When used under natural light in place of [Auto], this option produces colors closer to those seen by the naked eye.

H [ Direct sunlight]

Use with subjects lit by direct sunlight.

G [ Cloudy]

Use in daylight under overcast skies.

M [ Shade]

Use in daylight with subjects in shade.

J [ Incandescent]

Use under incandescent lighting.

I [ Fluorescent]

Use under fluorescent lighting; choose the bulb type according to the light source.

[Sodium-vapor lamps]

[Warm-white fluorescent]

[White fluorescent]

[Cool-white fluorescent]

[Day white fluorescent]

[Daylight fluorescent]

[High temp. mercury-vapor]

N [ Flash]

Use for flash photography.

K [ Choose color temperature]

Choose the color temperature directly.

L [ Preset manual]

Measure white balance for the subject or light source or copy white balance from an existing photograph.

Fine-Tuning White Balance

To fine-tune white balance, use the multi selector while holding the U button.

  • When an option other than [Choose color temperature] or [Preset manual] is selected, you can fine-tune white balance on the amber-blue axis by pressing 4 or 2 and on the green-magenta axis by pressing 1 or 3.

  • When [Choose color temperature] is selected, you can press 4 or 2 to highlight a digit. Press 1 or 3 to change.

  • Release the U button to return to shooting mode.

  • At settings other than 0, an asterisk (“U”) appears in the rear control panel.

  • To view the current value, press the U button while shooting information is displayed.