Nikon D7200 for America User Manual

Exposure

Exposure

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Exposure

Choose how the camera sets exposure in P, S, A, and M modes (in 
other modes, the camera selects the metering method 
automatically).

Metering

(P, S, A, and M Modes Only)

Option

Description

a

Matrix

: Produces natural results in most situations. Camera 

meters a wide area of the frame and set exposure according to 
tone distribution, color, composition, and, with type G, E, or D 
lenses (

0 307), distance information (3D color matrix metering 

II; with other CPU lenses, camera uses color matrix metering II, 
which does not include 3D distance information).

Z

Center-weighted

: Camera meters entire frame but assigns greatest 

weight to center area (if CPU lens is attached, size of area for 
viewfinder photography can be selected using Custom Setting 
b4, Center-weighted area, 

0 278; if non-CPU lens is attached, 

area is equivalent to circle 8 mm in diameter). Classic meter for 
portraits; recommended when using filters with an exposure 
factor (filter factor) over 1×.

b

Spot

: Camera meters circle centered on current focus point, 

making it possible to meter off-center subjects (if non-CPU lens 
is used or if auto-area AF is in effect, camera will meter center 
focus point). Diameter of circle for viewfinder photography is 
3.5 mm (0.14 in.), or approximately 2.5% of frame. Ensures that 
subject will be correctly exposed, even when background is 
much brighter or darker.