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Changing Shutter Speed

I've lost the manual and was wondering how to change the shutter speed?

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  • derrinmorgan Sep 23, 2008

    The shutter speed won't go past 1/500. How can I change it to further for eg 1/8000?

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Hi - You can download the manual by clicking the link underlined in blue below:

NV-DS38

See page 24:


Changing Shutter Speed - 9f9575b.jpg


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