Camera Functions

Spot White Balance

In live view photography and movie live view, white balance can be measured in a selected area of the frame, eliminating the need to prepare a reference object or change lenses during telephoto photography.


01. Press the button.

The mirror will be raised and the view through the lens will be displayed in the camera monitor.
02. Set white balance to PRE (Preset manual).

Press the WB button and rotate the main command dial until PRE is displayed in the monitor.
03. Select a preset.

Press the WB button and rotate the sub-command dial until the desired white balance preset (d-1 to d-6) is displayed in the monitor.
04. Select direct measurement mode.

Release the WB button briefly and then press the button until the PRE icon in the monitor starts to flash. A spot white balance target () will be displayed at the selected focus point.
05. Position the target over a white or grey area.

While PRE flashes in the display, use the multi selector to position the over a white or grey area of the subject. To zoom the area around the target in for more precise positioning, press the button. You can also measure white balance anywhere in the frame by tapping your subject in the monitor, in which case there is no need to press the center of the multi selector or the shutter-release button as described in Step 06.
06. Measure white balance.

Press the center of the multi selector or press the shutter-release button all the way down to measure white balance. The time available to measure white balance is that selected for Custom Setting c4 (Monitor off delay) > Live view.
If the camera is unable to measure white balance, the message shown at right will be displayed. Choose a new white balance target and repeat the process from Step 05.
07. Exit direct measurement mode.

Press the WB button to exit direct measurement mode. White balance presets can be viewed by selecting Preset manual for White balance in the photo or movie shooting menu. The position of the targets used to measure preset white balance is displayed on presets recorded during live view.

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