Metering Mode Selection

You can select one of four methods to measure the subject brightness.

Setting with the Flash exposure compensation/metering mode selection button

  1. Press the Flash exposure compensation/metering mode selection button (Timer 6 sec.).

  2. Select the metering mode.

    • Turn the Main dial dial to make a selection.

Setting with the Q (Quick Control) button

  1. Press the Q (Quick Control) button (Timer 10 sec.).

    • With an image displayed, press the Q (Quick Control) button.
  2. Select the metering mode.

    • To select an item, turn the Quick control dial 1 dial or press Multi-controller up or down.
    • To select the metering mode, turn the Main dial or Quick control dial 2 dial, or press Multi-controller left or right.

Setting via the menu

  1. Select [Shooting: Metering mode].

  2. Select the metering mode.

  • Evaluative metering

    General-purpose metering mode suited even for backlit subjects. The camera adjusts the exposure automatically to suit the scene.

  • Partial metering

    Effective where there are much brighter lights around the subject due to backlight, etc.

  • Spot metering

    Effective when metering a specific part of the subject. The spot metering area is indicated on the screen.

  • Center-weighted average

    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 [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/Center-weighted average metering], 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 [Custom Functions: 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.