Choose how the camera sets exposure in P, S, A, and M modes (in other modes, the camera selects the metering method automatically).

To choose a metering option, press the W (Z) button and rotate the main command dial until the desired setting is displayed.

W (Z) button

Main command dial

Control panel

Live View

In live view, the selected option is displayed in the monitor.

Highlight-Weighted Metering

Center-weighted metering may be used if highlight-weighted metering is selected with certain CPU lenses (AI-P NIKKOR lenses and AF lenses that are not of type G, E, or D; 0 Recognizing CPU and Type G, E, and D Lenses).

See Also

For information on:

  • Choosing whether matrix metering uses face detection, see A > Custom Setting b4 (Matrix metering, 0 Matrix Metering).
  • Making separate adjustments to optimal exposure for each metering method, see A > Custom Setting b6 (Fine-tune optimal exposure, 0 Fine-Tune Optimal Exposure).