Digital cameras work out the correct exposure by measuring the light levels across the scene you’re photographing. But they can split the scene up in different ways to make these measurements, using different metering patterns, or metering modes. By default, cameras analyse the scene by splitting it up into segments. This is called ‘multi-segment’ or […]
Partial metering (Canon)
This is a kind of hybrid metering mode offered by Canon, which is a kind of 'soft' spot metering which measures the exposure across a larger area. It's not as precise but is more tolerant of user errors.