Nikon D300 User Manual (en)

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White Balance Options
For natural coloration, choose a white balance setting that 
matches the light source before shooting. The following options 
are available:
Option
Color temp. 
(K)
Description
v
Auto
(default)
3,500–
8,000
*
White balance is adjusted 
automatically using color 
temperature measured by image 
sensor and 1,005-segment RGB 
sensor. For best results, use type G 
or D lens. If built-in or optional flash 
is used, white balance reflects 
conditions in effect when the flash 
goes off.
Incandescent
3,000
*
Use under incandescent lighting.
Fluorescent
Use under following seven light 
sources:
Sodium-vapor lamps
2,700
*
Use under sodium-vapor lighting 
(found in sports venues).
Warm-white 
fluorescent
3,000
*
Use under warm-white fluorescent 
lights.
White fluorescent
3,700
*
Use under white fluorescent lights.
Cool-white fluorescent
4,200
*
Use under cool-white fluorescent 
lights.
Day white fluorescent
5,000
*
Use under daylight white 
fluorescent lights.
Daylight fluorescent
6,500
*
Use under daylight fluorescent 
lights.
High temp. mercury-
vapor
7,200
*
Use under high color temperature 
light sources (e.g. mercury-vapor 
lamps).
Direct sunlight
5,200
*
Use with subjects lit by direct 
sunlight.