Four methods (metering modes) to measure the subject's brightness are provided. Normally, evaluative metering is recommended. In Basic Zone modes, evaluative metering is set automatically. (In the : and : modes, center-weighted average metering is set.)
Select [: Metering mode].
Select an item.
: Evaluative metering
General-purpose metering mode suited even for backlit subjects. The camera adjusts the exposure automatically to suit the scene.
: Partial metering
Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting, etc. Covers approx. 6.5% of the area at the center of the screen in viewfinder shooting or approx. 5.8% in Live View shooting.
: Spot metering
Effective when metering a specific part of the subject. Covers approx. 2.0% of the area at the center of the screen in viewfinder shooting or approx. 2.9% in Live View shooting. The spot metering circle will be displayed in the viewfinder.
: Center-weighted average
The metering across the screen is averaged, with the center of the screen weighted more heavily.
- With (Evaluative metering), holding down the shutter button halfway locks the exposure value (AE lock) after the camera focuses with [One-Shot AF]. With (Partial metering), (Spot metering), or (Center-weighted average), exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken (without locking the exposure value when the shutter button is pressed halfway).