I honestly didn't even know the camera had custom settings till I took a few photos but just having enough light is a big plus. The same rules apply when it comes to ISO setting. It would be better to have enough light so that you don't have to use the higher ISO settings which sometimes produce noisy image effects as you see when shooting in dark areas on Auto ISO where the camera is automatically choosing a high ISO to pick up more light. I rarely ever use the LED lights but I am going to try a few tricks with it to soften it's lighting effect for some portraits and I will share them next week. I haven't had a need to do manual white balance yet.