Nikon D330018-55VR User Manual (en)

126 P, S, A, and M Modes
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 
Fluorescent option in the White 
balance menu can be used to select the 
light source from the bulb types shown at 
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