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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    \$\begingroup\$ Did you read the manual? MOST of such things are described there. \$\endgroup\$
    – Horitsu
    Feb 19, 2019 at 5:26
  • \$\begingroup\$ Which mode is your camera in (manual, aperture, shutter program etc) or does this happen in all modes? \$\endgroup\$
    – Jorn
    Feb 24, 2019 at 9:45
  • \$\begingroup\$ Check your manual or navigate through all the setting. Some camera allow user to specify limit fastest shutter speed when used under low light. \$\endgroup\$
    – mootmoot
    Mar 22, 2019 at 9:54

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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.


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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    \$\begingroup\$ There is no mechanical switch... they use electrical communication to tell that a flash is attached. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 19, 2019 at 22:16
  • \$\begingroup\$ The internal flash is always attached, so it does use a switch to detect when the flash door is open. \$\endgroup\$
    – WayneF
    Mar 16, 2020 at 4:33

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