Metering Mode

Selects the metering mode that sets which part of the screen to measure for determining the exposure.

  1. MENU(Camera Settings1) → [Metering Mode] → desired setting.

Menu item details

Measures light on each area after dividing the total area into multiple areas and determines the proper exposure of the entire screen (Multi-pattern metering).
Measures the average brightness of the entire screen, while emphasizing the central area of the screen (Center-weighted metering).
Measures only the central area (Spot metering). This mode is suitable for measuring light on the back-lit subject or when the contrast of the background and the subject is strong.


  • When [Multi] is selected and [Face Priority in Multi Metering] is set to [On], the camera measures brightness based on detected faces.


  • [Metering Mode] is locked to [Multi] in the following shooting modes:
    • [Intelligent Auto]
    • [Superior Auto]
    • [Scene Selection]
    • Other zoom functions than the optical zoom