Nikon D330018-55VR User Manual (en)

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126 P, S, A, and M Modes
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The Shooting Menu
White balance can be selected using the 
White balance option in the shooting 
menu (
0 222), which also can be used to 
fine-tune white balance (
0 127) or 
measure a value for preset white balance 
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The 
Fluorescent option in the White 
balance menu can be used to select the 
light source from the bulb types shown at 
right.
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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 5000–5500 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 (all figures are approximate):
I (sodium-vapor lamps): 2700 K
J (incandescent)/
I (warm-white fluorescent): 
3000 K
I (white fluorescent): 3700 K
I (cool-white fluorescent): 
4200 K
I (day white fluorescent): 5000 K
H (direct sunlight): 5200 K
N (flash): 5400 K
G (cloudy): 6000 K
I (daylight fluorescent): 6500 K
I (high temp. mercury-vapor): 
7200 K
M (shade): 8000 K