The maximum shutter speed I'm able to set my D600 to is 200. Can someone help me figure out why? I am NOT using a flash attachment so I'm not sure what the probem is.

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    Did you read the manual? MOST of such things are described there. – Horitsu Feb 19 '19 at 5:26
  • Which mode is your camera in (manual, aperture, shutter program etc) or does this happen in all modes? – Jorn Feb 24 '19 at 9:45
  • Check your manual or navigate through all the setting. Some camera allow user to specify limit fastest shutter speed when used under low light. – mootmoot Mar 22 '19 at 9:54

Is the pop-up flash down securely? I would try putting it up and then back down again. The only other thing I can think of is that the camera is setting the SS and you are not directly in control of it... i.e. aperture priority with auto ISO or some program mode.

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DSLR cameras often have a switch on the hot shoe to detect if a flash is attached. If the switch sticks in the flash attached position, then the camera might limit the shutter speed to the sync speed.

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    There is no mechanical switch... they use electrical communication to tell that a flash is attached. – Steven Kersting Feb 19 '19 at 22:16
  • The internal flash is always attached, so it does use a switch to detect when the flash door is open. – WayneF Mar 16 at 4:33

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