The C-3030Z features just 4 manual white balance settings: Fine (daylight), Cloudy (daylight), Incandescent and Fluorescent. There's no ability to set a manual preset (sampled from the scene) or fine tune the white balance (as seen on the 990). This leaves you with fewer white balance options for those critical shots...The samples below have camera native XGA images behind them to conserve storage and bandwidth.
These samples are not intended to be a definitive test of the white balance on the C-3030Z. They were certainly not taken that scientifically. However they are intended to demonstrate the average performance in differing circumstances.
|Subject in Daylight (fine weather)
|White Balance: AUTO||White Balance: Fine
|Subject in Incandescent light
|White Balance: AUTO||White Balance: Incandescent|
|Subject in Fluorescent light
|White Balance: AUTO||White Balance: Fluorescent|
AUTO white balance performs pretty much the same as most digicams, that is fairly well in daylight situations and less well elsewhere. Daylight (WB: Auto) providing the best white and colour balance closely followed by Incandescent (WB: Incandescent) and Fluorescent (WB: Auto).