What is Matrix Metering?
Also known as segmented metering, matrix metering
takes the total image area and breaks it into sections, which are analyzed by the camera's light meter and compared to the light values of the surrounding sections. The results are then compared to similar lighting situations stored in the camera's memory and a correct exposure is established. This entire process occurs in a few microseconds. For more on this subject, see the article, "Metering Modes
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