Center-weighted average metering

Center-weighted Average Metering is a most common metering method and is the default for those digital cameras which don’t offer metering mode selection. This method averages the exposure of the entire frame but gives extra weight to the central part of the scene. This method assumes that you are most interested in what is in front of the scene, so the camera tries to expose this part properly. This method is designed for conditions where your subject is in the middle of the frame, and the background contains bright lights, dark shadows or other extreme lighting situations that may confuse the metering in the center of your image.

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