Shooting under incandescent (tungsten) light in AWB mode.

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Shooting under incandescent (tungsten) light in AWB mode.
Aug 16, 2012

Hi DPReview reviewers,

First sorry for my average english.

In each of your camera review you test how the AWB mode performs under incandescent light. And each time, the result is poor or average.
Pentax DSLR manuals, however, give kind of an explanation.

On the white balance setting chapter, Pentax clearly mentions that AWB works in the range from 4000k to 8000k. It also mentions that tungsten light is about 2850K.

So the conclusion is obvious to me : AWB mode must NOT be used with tungsten light for accurate results, even though Pentax offers a "subtle correction" option in the Custom Setting Menu of some DSLRs models.

So testing AWB under tungsten light in your camera reviews is meaningless as long as camera manufacturers do not claim their AWB range starts as low as 2850k...

Regards.

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