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.
Entire Screen Avg.:
Measures the average brightness of the entire screen. The exposure will be stable even if the composition or the position of the subject changes.
Measures the brightness while emphasizing the highlighted area on the screen. This mode is suitable for shooting the subject while avoiding overexposure.


  • When [Multi] is selected and [Face Priority in Multi Metering] is set to [On], the camera measures brightness based on detected faces.
  • When [Metering Mode] is set to [Highlight] and the [D-Range Optimizer] or [Auto HDR] function is activated, the brightness and the contrast will be corrected automatically by dividing the image into small areas and analyzing the contrast of light and shadow. Make settings based on the shooting circumstances.


  • [Metering Mode] is locked to [Multi] in the following situations:
    • When the shooting mode is set to [Intelligent Auto], [Superior Auto], or each mode in scene selection
    • When using a zoom function other than the optical zoom
  • In [Highlight] mode, the subject may be dark if a brighter part exists on the screen.