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What is Shutter Speed?

Shutter Speed is exactly what is sound like: It’s the speed at which the shutter of the camera closes. A fast shutter speed creates a shorter exposure, the amount of the light camera takes in and a slow shutter speed gives the photographer a longer exposure. ” Shutter Speed gives you two things.

How Shutter Speed is Measured

Shutter Speeds are measured in seconds, or fraction of a second. For example, a shutter speed of 1/100 means 1/100th of a second or 0.01 seconds. This is also known as the “exposure time” because it’s the amount of time sensor exposed to light.

How to Set Shutter Speed

  • Set the mode dial to (Manual Exposure Shooting).
  • Press on the control button.
  • Press / to select the desired shutter speed, and press / to select the aperture (F value). Select a shutter speed from 1/2000 seconds to 30 seconds.
  • Press the shutter button to shoot the image.

How to Find Shutter Speed

Shutter Speed is often displayed on camera’s top or rear LCD as a number of fraction. If you half-press the shutter release, the remove your camera towards a brighter area, the number that changes is typically your shutter speed.


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