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omdaredevil Jul 10, 2004 12:34 AM

In "P" or "M" mode, my W1 sometimes "loses" all the white balance settings except "AUTO". I've reset the camera which brings back all the WB settings only to "lose" them again after several shooting sessions...any ideas?

Sinister Purpose Jul 10, 2004 1:06 AM

I think that the availability of the white balance choices depends upon what flash mode is active when you press the menu button...

omdaredevil Jul 10, 2004 9:31 AM

Thanks SP,

I just checked my settings with your reply in mind and you are correct...thanks for the help!!

Was this in the manual and I missed it??

Sinister Purpose Jul 10, 2004 10:20 AM

omdaredevil wrote:

Was this in the manual and I missed it??
No, I didn't think so. It sure had me going for a while, too. I think I remember someone calling it a "bug in the firmware." Whether it is a bug or not, I am uncertain, but the manual states that whenever the flash fires, the white balance is automatically set to auto. That's on page 58 of the .pdf that I have. I have used a Sony DSC-S85 whose white balance could be adjusted manually (and needed to be!) when even when the flash fired. The S85didn't have a preset fluorescent setting, though.

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