It has a 921,000-dot EVF and articulated LCD screen alongside its 12.2-million-pixel sensor and premium build body, so is the Nikon Coolpix P7800 the best P-series compact camera yet? Read the Nikon Coolpix P7800 review...
Nikon Coolpix P7800 review – White balance and colour
Image: Inside the colour menu is a monochrome setting that can be tweaked in sharpening, contrast and it can also be toned in either sepia or cyanotype
All the white balance modes you would expect are available inside the P7800’s menus. These include three manual presets, three different fluorescent-light white balance modes, custom Kelvin balance, cloudy, sunny, tungsten, incandescent and Auto1 and Auto2. These settings can all be tweaked and corrected inside the menu.
I found that for most situations, Auto1 was accurate and consistent, giving true-to-scene colours. However, it was occasionally thrown by conflicting light sources. Auto2 is another automatic white balance setting, but it is intended to achieve a warmer appearance than Auto1 by keeping the warmer tones shown inside the scene. Primarily, these are the rich warm tones created by tungsten light, but Auto2 is particularly good for overcast days, woodland shots or landscapes.
The P7800’s built-in raw processing has a white balance option. So, should the white balance be off, the user can simply access the image in the raw processor and alter it. (see In-camera processing).