How do I set the White Balance? (EOS REBEL T3i / EOS 600D)

Last Updated : 10-Feb-2011
Issue Number : 8201008900


    The White Balance feature on this camera is set to "Auto White Balance" at the time of purchase. Normally, the <AWB> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural looking colors cannot be obtained with <AWB>, you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source.

    To set the White Balance, follow the steps below.

    1. Set the power switch to <ON>.

    2. When the camera is ready to shoot, press the <WB> button to display the [White Balance] screen.

    3. Press the <Cross Key> to select to the desired style, then press the <SET> button.

    The "Approx. ****K" (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance < >(Sunlight), < >(Shade), < >(Cloudy), < >(tungsten light), < >(white fluorescent light) is the respective color temperature.

    < >(Custom White Balance) enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. For more information on registering custom white balance, please refer to the instruction manual that came with your camera.

    This completes the white balance setting.

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