D810

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.

Procedure

01. Press the Lv 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 control panel.
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 control panel.
04. Select direct measurement mode.

Release the WB button briefly and then press the button until the L icon in the control panel 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 1 over a white or grey area of the subject. To zoom the area around the target in for more precise positioning, press the Playback zoom in button.
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. When Preset manual is selected for White balance in the shooting menu, the position of the target used to measure preset manual white balance will be displayed on presets recorded during live view photography and movie live view.

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