Fastest Shutter Speed
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II The Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II has one of the fastest shutter times available of any point and shoot: 1/32000 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
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III
from $769
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Screen resolution High resolution screen Help
1,229k dots
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

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Canon PowerShot G7 X
Canon PowerShot G7 X
from $472
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
71.0
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot G7 X

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 II
from $1,298
Movie format Shoots UHD movies Help
UHD @ 30fps
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
25,600 ISO
True resolution High true resolution Help
20 MP

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Canon PowerShot S120
Canon PowerShot S120
from $314
Aperture Wide aperture Help
f/1.8
Touch screen Touch screen Help
Less buttons
High-speed framerate High speed movies Help
240 fps

Learn more about the Canon PowerShot S120

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Entry Level SLRs with Fast Shutters

The following SLRs have at least 1/4000 shutter speeds

Pentax K-3
Pentax K-3
from $749
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,216 ISO
Continuous shooting Rapid fire Help
8.3 fps
Screen size Large screen Help
3.2"

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Nikon D7200
Nikon D7200
from $935
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
87.0
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,333 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps

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Pentax K-S1
Pentax K-S1
from $370
Image stabilization Image stabilization Help
Sensor shift
Viewfinder size Large viewfinder Help
0.63x
Light sensitivity High ISO Help
51,200 ISO

Learn more about the Pentax K-S1

Nikon D5300
Nikon D5300
from $570
Low light performance Low noise at high ISO Help
1,338 ISO
Movie format Full HD Help
1080p @ 60fps
Overall image quality Great image quality Help
83.0

Learn more about the Nikon D5300

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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?