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Colour Temperature Change When Turning Oly's On?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by D@ne, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    593
    Feb 23, 2012
    Toronto
    I bought an em-5 this week (yay!) and I noticed that when the camera is first turned on, the monitor's colour temperature changes from a yellow-cast to a blue-cast. It does this each time the camera is turned on, and takes maybe 2 seconds to complete. It's almost like it's "warming up" (or cooling down, actually).

    I pulled out my e-pm1 and it does the same thing. Curious as to why this is?
     
  2. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    If you have your camera set to auto WB, I believe it is just the camera adjusting the white balance when it is first switched on to find the WB that it believes is ideal for the scene.
     
  3. D@ne

    D@ne Mu-43 Top Veteran

    593
    Feb 23, 2012
    Toronto
    That makes sense, thanks. :thumbup:
     
  4. berni29

    berni29 Mu-43 Regular

    25
    Jun 5, 2012
    Hi

    My E-M5 does this as well.

    Berni