Canon EOS7DBODY User Manual (en)

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You can select one of four methods to measure the subject brightness. In 
fully-automatic modes (1/C), evaluative metering is set automatically.
1
Press the <n> button. 
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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 about 9.4% 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 about 
2.3% of the viewfinder area. When spot metering is set, 
the spot metering circle will be displayed in the viewfinder.
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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