Definition of electro-selective pattern in English:

electro-selective pattern

(also ESP)


  • 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.

    • ‘This camera employed electro-selective pattern (ESP) metering, which is regarded as the basic form of pattern metering.’
    • ‘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.’