EM-5: Confused by Auto White-Balance results

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Auto White Balance is magic, and magic can go wrong ...
In reply to Timur Born, Feb 12, 2013

Timur Born wrote:

Thanks for the explanation, Paul. I know how AWB works, but it's still appreciated. <-winking smiley here, which currently doesn't work on the forum

My experience is practice is somewhat limited, though. I expected that AWB (on the E-M5) would come up with more consistent results when the scene, frame, target and colors are mostly the same. Especially since I got the impression that the E-M5 got some good reviews concerning its white-balance (didn't specifically check for that, though). This is why I am asking for other experiences and hints around here, to get a better "picture" (pun intended).

As can be seen by my comparison table one cannot even completely rely on the features of raw software when a gray target is used. Seems like lots of manual work is still in order...

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Iliah Borg wrote:

Does the camera really invent a per-picture custom curve for each
of the RGB channels?

Curves are pre-programmed, not invented on the fly.

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/29765442

From one of several posts found by Iliah Borg which are quoted/listed in this previous post:

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/42346863

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