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setting shutter speed beyond 1/1000 on sony dsc-h1

I have a Sony dsc-h1 and the maximum shutter speed I can set in manual mode is 1/1000. The specs state that the camera can go up to 1/2000. So what am I missing? Answers from people who have used this camera would be great.

Ricky

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Sony H1

In reply to: setting shutter speed beyond 1/1000 on sony dsc-h1

According to a review of the camera.

The max. shutter speed in Manual is 1/1000
The max. shutter speed is 1/2000 in Auto and Program Auto.

Here is a link:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydsch1/

Scroll down to the specification chart and look in the bracket called Shutter Speeds.

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thanks for your reply

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well that is strange I wonder why they don't allow you to set the shutter speed higher in manual mode. So I guess I'll have to use Aperture mode if I want to go to the higher speeds. I wonder if I'd ever use a shutter speed beyond 1/1500. The canon a540 that I had allowed you to set the shutter speed up to 1/1200. This sony is far better than the canon a540. Less noise in low light conditions and colors come out more vibrant and sharp compared to the canon. Thanks for your reply.


Ricky

Ricky

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Shutter Speeds

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High shutter speeds are important from preventing motion blur on action shots.

But....high shutter speeds also require more light.
Most normal lighting conditions will prevent you from using shutter speeds above 1/500th of a second, unless you set the ISO to its maximum setting. Of course a high ISO settings brings more noise.

If you were using bright studio lights, you could use the faster shutter speeds with ease. Maybe you could catch that speeding bullet in flight.

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