Nikon D800 User Manual (en)

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When WB bracketing is selected for Custom Setting e5 (Auto 
bracketing set
0 307), the camera will create several images each 
time the shutter is released. White balance will be varied with each 
image, “bracketing” the value currently selected for white balance. See 
page 137 for more information.
Color Temperature
The perceived color of a light source varies with the viewer and other 
conditions. Color temperature is an objective measure of the color of a 
light source, defined with reference to the temperature to which an 
object would have to be heated to radiate light in the same 
wavelengths. While light sources with a color temperature in the 
neighborhood of 5,000–5,500 K appear white, light sources with a lower 
color temperature, such as incandescent light bulbs, appear slightly 
yellow or red. Light sources with a higher color temperature appear 
tinged with blue. The camera white balance options are adapted to the 
following color temperatures: 
I (sodium-vapor lamps): 2,700 K
J (incandescent)/
I (warm-white fluorescent): 
3,000 K
I (white fluorescent): 3,700 K
I (cool-white fluorescent): 
4,200 K
I (day white fluorescent): 
5,000 K
H (direct sunlight): 5,200 K
N (flash): 5,400 K
G (cloudy): 6,000 K
I (daylight fluorescent): 6,500 K
I (high temp. mercury-vapor): 
7,200 K
M (shade): 8,000 K