Changing metering modes PowerShot A630 and A640.
Article ID: ART121463 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 08/17/2015


Changing metering modes PowerShot A630 and A640.


Switching between Light Metering Modes

You can switch between metering modes to shoot.

Evaluative Light Metering Appropriate for standard shooting conditions, including backlit scenes. The camera divides images into several zones for light metering. It evaluates complex lighting conditions, such as the position of the subject, the brightness, the direct light, and the backlighting, and adjusts the settings to the correct exposure for the main subject.

Center-Weighted Averaging Averages the light metered from the entire frame, but gives greater weight to the subject matter at the center.

Spot AE Point Meters the area within the spot AE point at the center of the LCD monitor. Use this mode when the subject is backlit or surrounded by strong light.
  1. Rotate the mode dial to P, Av, Tv, or M.

  2. Press the <FUNC./SET> button.
  3. Use the or buttons to select (Light Metering).

  4. Use the or buttons to select the metering mode and press the <FUNC./SET> button.
    - After selecting an option, you can press the shutter button to shoot immediately. After shooting, this menu will appear again, allowing you to adjust the settings easily.
  5. Shoot the image
This function is only available in the Creative Modes.