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#1 Nico_H


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 06:04 PM


I just bought the sony RX100 V and was wondering if the setting "Underwater Auto white balance" is good enough or if I should consider getting a filter. 

any advice is much appreciated :)

#2 Neil W

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:57 PM

Hi Nico


I have been using the RX100 V for about 4 months after previously using the MkII and MkIV.

My experience is that any model of the RX100 does a poor job of auto white balance.

I tried the UW white balance and the color temperature jumps all over the place - this is a big issue when shooting video which is my main use for the MkV.

As I dive in shallow water I now set white balance to daylight, at least it will then be consistent and can be adjusted in post where necessary.

From what I have read doing a manual white balance with the RX100 is not very successful either.


Other than that it is a superb camera - the focusing ability is amazing.


I recommend using a fixed white balance - choose a color temperature you find works best.