Is anyone disappointed with the 'four only options'
you can set for the Sony F55 white balance function?
or just I am expecting too much.
Anyone know how to use the HOLD function ?
I find the 'indoor' option is somewhat awesome to use.
especially when the flash is used at the same time.
For Nikon and Olympus they have settings for sunny,
cloudy , incandesent etc...
How important are they ?
I have photographed for almost 20 years now and just
starting digital photography 1 year ago, I find colour
cast is still one of my main concerns.
I would like to hear your opinions.
So you bought the camera but didn't make a good choise :)
Yeap, the "four only options" in the Sony F55 in the White Balance Function are what you said. You have to have that in attention when buying a Digital Camera.
About the White Balance > Hold, the intention is to adjust the white balance acording to an object. After you select the option, to use it you just have to point the camera to the object, press half off the shutter button to focus, then you chose the angle and press the rest of the shutter button.
On the other cameras those options improve the quality of the skin tones and colors of your subjects reduzing color temperature.
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Do you try to set the white balance, wheel the camera is still in an automatic mode or in a scene mode?, because that won't work. If you keep having problems while in a manual mode, let us know, so I can look again to this problem.
It sounds like a White Balancing problem. I'd guess if it's set on Auto WB, then
you'll need to do it manually. Some digital cameras tend to produce that blue
tint when left to white balance themselves.
If you don't understand completely let us
know the exact model of the camera and I'm sure somebody can talk you through it!
White Balance is not a setting that can ever be turned off, it is simply your camera's way of telling what is white so that it can process colors correctly. You can however adjust the white balance manually or simply set it to auto. Auto white balance usually works great and I would highly recommend using it. To adjust your white balance, here are the steps:
1) Press the menu button. scroll using your arrow pad to the WB option and then press the Control Button.
2) This should bring up your white balance selection screen. Keep in mind that if your camera is in full auto ( the dial is set to the camera icon ) you will not be able to adjust your white balance.
Here are the possible causes and the solutions for each:
Cause 1: The most common cause of the tint in the images is White Balance. It is possible that you have set the wrong White Balance. Since you are getting a blue tint, you might have set the white balance to 'Incandescent' (Tungsten) or 'Flash'. Changing the white balance to Auto. Most White Balance problems get eliminated by this. For this, press WB on the mode dial and use the command dial to change the values.
Cause 2: The unwanted casts could also be due to the in-camera processing. To check this, Select 'Set Picture Controls' from the Shooting menu. From the four options, select one that gives the minimum processing-- that is, either Neutral (which gives minimal processing) or Standard (It gives slight enhancements, but the tones will be balanced).
Cause 3: It is also possible that the White Balance of your camera has been tweaked. So if the above steps do not solve the issue, try tweaking the white balance to your liking. For this, press WB and use the sub command dial (the dial in front of the camera near the Shutter Release button). Check the result each time you change the value until you are satisfied with the result. As a guide, the ideal values of different settings are: Daylight (direct sunlight): 5200; Incandescent: 3000; Flash: 5400; Cloudy: 6000; Shade: 8000 etc...
Check if the white balance setting in the camera menu is set to Auto White Balance (AWB) .
Ordinarily, the auto white balance function of the camera can resolve
issues with color accuracy, but sometimes certain lighting conditions
can still cause discoloration. For example, the entire image may appear
blue under cloudy conditions and white subjects may have a reddish tint
under incandescent bulbs. If the auto white balance does not resolve
the issue, try a different white balance setting, depending on the
condition - Daylight , Cloudy , Fluorescent , etc.
If the issue still persists after changing the settings, please initialize the Camera and that should resolve the issue.
To Initialize the Camera,
Press MENU to display the menu of the Camera. After pressing the FORWARD ARROW key on the Control buttons, go to SETUP and then press the FORWARD ARROW key again. Scroll to the SETUP 1 submenu using the Arrow keys. Press the ENTER key ( the key at the center of the arrow keys ) once you reach SETUP1. Then scroll to INITIAZE setting. Then select the INITIALIZE option using the ENTER key and then select the OK option. Then press the ENTER key to select the OK option.
After initializing, the Clock Set will be displayed, set the Clock and capture an image and then the images should appear perfect.
If the issue still persists, then the Camera requires to be physically examined to determine the exact issue.
When did you get this message? It seems like you have set the White Balance of the camera wrong. Set it to Auto White Balance to eliminate this problem. Use Daylight White Balance when shooting in bright daylight so as to eliminate any color cast in the image.
I bought the WSC-80 for my parents and had the same problem. You will get Sony reps on this forum (and other support forums) telling you to "set the white balance" and "it happens with all camera's because of the white balance."
They are trying to get people who haven't bought their P.O.S. camera to think the end user is the problem....you are not the problem.
I have sent my camera in twice now, once because it was blurry (they reset the lense....everything was fine) and now I am getting the yellow tinge on my pics.
I can take three pictures in a row (within seconds) the light is the same, settings are the same, people are the same, etc and two will be yellow and the other will be perfect.
Research all the Sony Models, they suffer from the same problem.....I will NEVER buy Sony again, I bought the "top of the line" for my parents for x-mas and sony made me look like a fool.
Check the WHITE BALANCE settings and the COLOR EFFECTS settings (marked as W. BALANCE and COL. EFFECTS when MENU is pressed).
When you got to the MENU setting, press up or down arrow until you
reached either selection, press the left arrow, and you'll see several options under the selected function. In WHITE BALANCE, there's an option whether
you'll be shooting under sunny or cloudy skies, tungsten or flourescent
lighting, and an option to select Auto or Manually set White Balance.
This affects the over all color tone as it compensates the color
correction depending on your shooting conditions. Fluorescent lighting
for example exhibits blue spectrum, thus setting White Balance to
FLUORESCENT will add warm or yellow tones to the photo. Tungsten lighting and
sunny conditions exhibits yellow lighting, and setting to the White
Balance on this mode will add cool or bluish tone to the picture.
Same with COLOR EFFECTS: settings include WARM, COOL, SEPIA or BLACK AND WHITE (gray scale).
Chances are, you have accidentally set the WHITE BALANCE or COLOR
EFFECTS to any of these. To see if this is the problem, try shooting
under SIMPLE MODE (Marked with a HEART icon at the rotary dial on top
right of the DMC-FZ7). If the problem goes away, then it is with the
WHITE BALANCE and the COLOR EFFECTS settings. Try setting the COLOR
EFFECTS to "OFF", and the WHITE BALANCE to "AUTO".
If all else fails, then you got a problem with the image sensor of your Panasonic DMC-FZ7 Digicam
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