Nikon 1546 User Manual (en)

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The Shooting Menu
White balance can be selected using the White balance option in 
the shooting menu (0 148), which also can be used to fine-tune 
white balance (0 98) or measure a value for preset white balance 
(0 99).
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 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
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The Fn Button
For information on using the Fn (
E) button and the command dial for white balance, see 
page 0 163.