Fastest Shutter Speed
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 has one of the fastest shutter times available of any point and shoot: 1/16000 of a second.

Having a faster max shutter speed means you'll be able to take pictures of fast moving subjects without any risk of blur. Sports, car racing, fast moving people any kind of action where you want a super crisp photo. Fast shutters are also important for very bright days when you want to use a low f-stop.

Example Photos using Fast Shutters

The following photos demonstrate the usefulness of a fast shutter time - in some cases its used to ensure regardless of how sunny it is you can still utilize a wide open lens and in other circumstances its to capture your subject in high speed motion


Soccer Silhouette
photo of a soccer player doing a back flip kickThis photo by vramak via flickr shows an incredible action shot taken at 1/4000 with a Sony DSC-H7 digital camera of a soccer player kicking against a sunset.
Hot Rod Sunlight
photo of a hot rodThis photo by bulliver via flickr shows how a fast shutter time can be useful when you're not capturing fast motion. Perhaps shooting in aperture priority mode at a set ISO. Shot with a Nikon D90 at 32mm.
Great Egret
wildlife photo of a large beautiful bird Mike Baird's great wildlife photo demonstrates how a fast shutter is important to capturing birds and other fast moving animal. In this case a photo taken at 1/4000 via a Canon EOS 20d with the lens wide open.
Highspeed Portrait
portrait of a young manThis photo by Paul - Somers via flickr shows a great portrait taken at high speed to deal with the massive amount of light pouring in at f1.8. Shot with a D90 dSLR at 200 ISO.

Great Digicams with Fast Shutters

These are some of the best digital cameras that can shoot at 1/2000 or faster.

small list digicams with at least 1/2000
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II
from $679
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
71.0
Supports 24p 24p movies Help
For that film look

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV
from $836
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III
from $1,598
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 III

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
from $1,398
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
120 fps
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather

Learn more about the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II

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Entry Level SLRs with Fast Shutters

The following SLRs have at least 1/4000 shutter speeds

Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
from $789
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,228k dots
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
87.0
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,333 ISO

Learn more about the Nikon D7200

Pentax K-3 II
Pentax K-3 II
from $804
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
8.3 fps
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps

Learn more about the Pentax K-3 II

Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 80D
from $1,097
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Focus points Many focus points Help
45
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
7 fps

Learn more about the Canon EOS 80D

Pentax K-S2
Pentax K-S2
from $527
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.62x
Weather sealed Weather sealed Help
Shoot in extreme weather
Shutter lag Barely any delay taking photos Help
124 ms shutter lag

Learn more about the Pentax K-S2

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Discussion

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Avatar for Tade R Tade R (5:10 PM, August 28, 2014)
Fastest Shutter Speed 1/2000 ??? (at the top of this page) - my old Lumix FZ-18 has it, and most cameras have now more. And on this page:
http://snapsort.com/cameras/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-III-specs/shutter-speed/max
average shutter is 1/400, but all cameras with 1/4000 are marked as "below average". What's going on?