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Sony cyber-shot wx150 off colors?

by jcarteressica / December 2, 2012 11:17 PM PST

I'm somewhat naive when it comes to digital cameras. I just got this camera two days ago. I've taken several photos and noticed that in some of them the colors are way off. I took a picure of my daughter, whose hair is blond(ish), and she came out looking like Ronald McDonald. Also, photos of a pink blanket came out looking brick-red. Is this an issue with this particular camera, the model, or...? Is there something I can do about it, or should I return it and get something else? I don't want all of my pictures of my daughter looking like a red-hed when she isn't!

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Off Color
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 3, 2012 12:26 AM PST

It would be unusual to get a digital camera that did not present the colors correctly.
But it is easy to set some option that will cause such a condition.

You should restore the camera back to factory settings.
Sony calls it "initialize"
Look in your manuals that came with the camera for the word "initialize"
When you initialize the camera it will be reset to factory settings.
Then put the camera in "Auto" and try taking pictures to see if they improved.

If the colors are still off, I would return the camera.

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White Balance
by PistonCupChampion / December 3, 2012 3:26 AM PST

There's a good possibility you need to adjust the white balance, especially indoors. Also, compact cameras tend to have very saturated colors as the default color setting, because the majority of people like colors that "pop." You can change that in the menu.

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Another thing
by PistonCupChampion / December 3, 2012 3:35 AM PST
In reply to: White Balance

When you say the color is off, is it on the camera's LCD? My own experience with a different Sony camera is that the LCD is way off, and not indicative of the actual color.

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it's not the LCD
by jcarteressica / December 4, 2012 10:22 PM PST
In reply to: Another thing

I downloaded the pictures to my computer and sent them to friends to evaluate, so it isn't just the LCD or my computer. I guess I just need to learn more about the camera. Thanks for the help!

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