Metering Mode Selection
You can select one of four methods to measure the subject brightness.
In  mode, evaluative metering is set automatically.
Press the button ().
- With an image displayed, press the button.
Select the metering mode.
- To select an item, turn the dial or press up or down.
- To select the metering mode, turn the or dial, or press left or right.
General-purpose metering mode suited even for backlit subjects. The camera adjusts the exposure automatically to suit the scene.
Effective where there are much brighter lights around the subject due to backlight, etc. Covers approx. 6.1% of the area at the center of the screen.
Effective when metering a specific part of the subject. Covers approx. 3.1% of the area at the center of the screen. The spot metering area is indicated on the screen.
The metering across the screen is averaged, with the center of the screen weighted more heavily.
By default, the camera will set the exposure as follows.
With , holding down the shutter button halfway locks the exposure value (AE lock) after the camera focuses with One-Shot AF. With [//], the exposure value is set at the moment the picture is taken (without locking the exposure value when the shutter button is pressed halfway).
- With [: AE lock meter. mode after focus] (), you can set whether or not to lock the exposure (AE lock) once subjects are in focus with One-Shot AF.