||The camera meters a wide area of the frame and sets exposure according to tone distribution, color, composition, and distance for results close to those seen by the naked eye.
- The camera assigns the greatest weight to the center of the frame. This mode can, for example, be used with subjects that dominate the composition.
- Center-weighted metering is also recommended when using filters with an exposure factor (filter factor) over 1×.
- The size of the area assigned the greatest weight can be selected using Custom Setting b5 [Center-weighted area].
- The metered area can be displayed or hidden using Custom Settings d17 [Custom monitor shooting display] and d18 [Custom viewfinder shooting display].
- The camera meters a circle with a diameter of 4 mm/0.16 in. (equivalent to approximately 1.5% of the frame). This ensures that the subject will be correctly exposed even when the background is much brighter or darker.
- The metered area is centered on the current focus point. If [Auto-area AF] is selected for AF-area mode (0AF-Area Mode), the camera will instead meter the center focus point.
||The camera assigns the greatest weight to highlights. Use this option to reduce loss of detail in highlights, for example when photographing spotlit performers on stage.