What's with DSLr's having to shoot blue all the time?

Started Oct 2, 2012 | Discussions thread
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John Miles
John Miles Veteran Member • Posts: 6,909
What's with DSLr's having to shoot blue all the time?

Seriously. Ok not every, but every image from a DSLR I take is too blue.

What am I missing here. The sand at Bournemouth beach is yellow. My FZ50 shot below is two clicks into the yellow on AUTO WB to compensate for its tendency to 'blue'. The sand colour is bang on in the FZ50 shot below. So look at the default out of box Canon 60D shot beneath it.

Why is this blue tint so common? I mean I've talked about it and had to correct it for years. Why is it still the default for a DSLR? (at least those of various brands I have encountered)

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The FZ50: DSLR handling of a bright Leica 35-420mm lens that's this good: http://www.flickr.com/groups/panasonicfz50/pool/show (some real gems in there). With the FZ200 performance so good, I live in hope that Mr Ichiro Kitao has triggered the update to the FZ50. Our desire for IQ was taking us in the wrong direction. http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/read.asp?forum=1033&message=42366095

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50 Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5 +1 more
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