(Canon) Many Canon cameras can restrict metering to a small area at the centre of the viewfinder or around the current focus point. This area, typically 6.5% to 10.5% of the total image area, is too large to be a spot meter and so is called the partial metering area. This mode is indicated on cameras by the partial metering icon.
cf. spot metering, evaluative metering, centre-weighted averaging metering.
Entry last updated 2002-04-06. Term 885 of 1487.
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