In the manual it says that when shooting movies it uses matrix metering.
Is this also the case when using Live View for still photographs (my primary use)? That is in Live View will it ignore whether you've got Spot / Centre Weighted or Matrix metering selected and just use its Live View matrix metering anyway?
You can use all the metering modes when using LiveView when shooting stills.
You can verify this by pressing the info button when in LiveView. The metering in use will show up to the left of the info data. In movie mode it always shows as matrix regardless of where the metering switch is set. It will change when switching in still mode.
For macro work and fine detail work where focussing is critical I love the live view magnification so you can really zoom in to almost pixel level and see how sharp the focussing is before you take the photo.