Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX50 review – White balance and colour

Adjustments for brightness, colour and vividness can be made via the bottom button on the direction-control dial. This can make the colours in an image warmer or cooler, brighten the images or adjust how punchy the colours are. This was useful when the white balance was a little off, enabling tiny adjustments to be made to compensate for this. However, overall, the white balance is accurate even in situations with conflicting light sources, and it is generally true to the scene.

Various picture effects are available, which take an image and process it in-camera. I found the rich tone monochrome to be very effective. This takes a black & white image and uses the HDR function to accentuate detail. Other picture modes such as toy camera and miniaturise make for some fun and creative ways to capture images.

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