Nikon COOLPIX S210 Owner Manual

B White Balance

B White Balance

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B White Balance

The color of light reflected from an object varies with the color of the light source. 
The human brain is able to adapt to changes in the color of the light source, with 
the result that white objects appear white whether seen in the shade, direct 
sunlight, or under incandescent lighting. Digital cameras can mimic this 
adjustment by processing images according to the color of the light source. This is 
known as “white balance.” For natural coloration, choose a white balance setting 
that matches the light source before shooting. Although the default setting, Auto, 
can be used under most types of lighting, you can apply the white balance setting 
suited to a particular light source to achieve more accurate results.

The effects of the selected option can be previewed in the monitor. At settings 
other than Auto, the icon for the current setting is displayed in the monitor (

A 6).

B

Flash Mode

At white-balance settings other than Auto or Flash, turn the flash off (W) (

A 28).

a

Auto (default setting)

White balance automatically adjusted to suit lighting conditions. Best choice in 
most situations.

b

Preset manual

Neutral-colored object used as reference to set white balance under unusual 
lighting conditions. Please refer to “Preset Manual” for more information(

A 85).

c

Daylight

White balance adjusted for direct sunlight.

d

Incandescent

Use under incandescent lighting.

e

Fluorescent

Use under most types of fluorescent lighting.

f

Cloudy

Use when taking pictures under overcast skies.

g

Flash

Use with the flash mode.