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I have a NIKON L820 camera which is a Point and shoot. It does not have a manual mode. But in its specification it is mentioned that it has a max shutter speed of 1/4000. I want to use atleast 1/1500.

Please let me know how can I get this?

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    – Stan
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 15:43

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If your only goal is to use the maximum shutter speed, it likely will choose that speed under very brightly lit conditions (I.e. Outdoors on a sunny day).

Another option is to look for a scene mode in the camera such as "Action" or "Sports" and that likely would use it as well.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Setting the ISO to the lowest value, if that is user delectable, should also help. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 14:50
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    \$\begingroup\$ @MichaelClark for a faster shutter I think you mean higher ISO, don't you? \$\endgroup\$
    – scottbb
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 15:44
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    – Michael C
    Commented May 30, 2016 at 16:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Hehe "User Delectable" :-) \$\endgroup\$ Commented May 31, 2016 at 13:53
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Other possible hack, based on the User Manual:

Motion detection Allows you to set whether or not the camera automatically increases the shutter speed to reduce blurring caused by camera shake when motion is detected when shooting still images.

And as the comments suggest, set the ISO setting as high as you can without inducing noise. The camera will speed up the shutter to match.

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