I tried my luck over at Robotics but didn't have any luck finding somebody knowledgeable. Somebody therefore suggested to post the question here again.
I understand that there are different types of shutters, both mechanical and electronic, and I can understand how they work. My problem concerns shutter speed. If I use a mechanical shutter, well then the maximum shutter speed depends on that particular element in the assembly, but how does it work for electronic shutters? I have never read "Max shutter speed" in any specs. The only thing I usually see floating around are frames per second. But those do usually not pass a limit of about 250 fps. Depending on how the sensor is built one could think that the maximum shutter speed therefore is 1/250 or 1/500 if it uses half frames.
Can this be right? It seems really slow. I will be faced with the task of recording crisp and clear images of paper which moves at about 17 m/s. That is never possible with shutter speeds that slow. Will I be forced to use a mechanical shutter or am I misunderstanding something?
If so, how should I understand from the sensors specifications which maximum global shutter time it allows? See for example this one: http://www.onsemi.com/PowerSolutions/product.do?id=PYTHON2000