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Old Jan 12, 2014, 8:51 PM   #1
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Default Canon SX50 spot metering

When I select spot metering on my Canon SX50 it defaults back to centre weighted average if I switch the camera off and back on again. Is this normal? Does anyone else's do this?
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Old Jan 13, 2014, 2:25 AM   #2
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Hi John. I have the SX40, which is similar to the 50, and your question got me to investigating. What I found was as you have already discovered, you lose the spot meter setting when you are shooting in P,A,S, or M, and power off the camera. The C1 and C2 settings on the selector knob will allow you to program a set of settings, including spot meter, that will not disappear when you power down the camera. I hope this helps you somewhat. The C setting is for a group of ( Custom settings ) you shoot with most commonly, and are able to access quickly without fumbling around with knobs and buttons when you need to be shooting.
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