Sony’s flagship bridge camera, the Cyber-shot HX300, features a 20.4-million-pixel sensor and 50x, 24-1200mm f/2.8-6.3 Carl Zeiss super-zoom lens. So what does it mean for image quality? Read the Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review...
Sony Cyber-shot HX300 review – White balance and colour
With only JPEG capture possible, it is crucial to get the exposure right when taking an image. With manual exposure control selected on the shooting mode dial, it is possible to take control of the white balance, with auto, seven presets and a custom setting available, the last of which is easy to take a reading for. As I would expect, when using AWB and the autoexposure modes, the colour temperature is on the whole a little cool and influenced by predominant colours in a scene – for example, a magenta tone is present in green landscapes.
Tweaks to the colour rendition are easily made when in one of the auto modes using the Photo Creativity menu, which is entered via the bottom button on the control wheel. This provides a beginner-friendly navigation route to changing the colour temperature, saturation or adding a picture effect, such as partial colour and pop colour.