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electro-selective pattern Line breaks: electro-select¦ive pat|tern
(abbreviation: ESP)

Definition of electro-selective pattern in English:


A mode of automatic light-metering in a camera which compensates for differences in the brightness of the central and peripheral portions of the image.
Example sentences
  • Numerous options for exposure control are on hand, including manual and spot metering for advanced users, while the automatic digital ESP (Electro Selective Pattern) option gives complete comfort and ease.
  • This camera employed electro-selective pattern (ESP) metering, which is regarded as the basic form of pattern metering.

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