Canon EOS60D18135ISKIT User Manual (en)

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You can select one of four methods to measure the subject brightness. 
In Basic Zone modes, evaluative metering is set automatically.
1
Press the <n> button. 
(9)
2
Select the metering mode.
 
While looking at the LCD panel, turn 
the <6> dial.
q
 Evaluative metering
This is a general-purpose metering mode suited for 
portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera 
sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene.
w
 Partial metering
Effective when the background is much brighter than 
the subject due to backlighting, etc. Partial metering 
covers approx. 6.5% of the viewfinder area at the 
center.
r
 Spot metering
This is for metering a specific spot of the subject or 
scene. The metering is weighted at the center 
covering approx. 2.8% of the viewfinder area.
e
 Center-weighted average metering
The metering is weighted at the center and then 
averaged for the entire scene.
q
 Selecting the Metering ModeN
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