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How do I make a custom shutter speed on Canon sx520hs? Answered

I have a Canon powershot SX250hs, and I want to get a custom shutter speed. How I've been told to do this is to look in my settings and try to find an option for the shutter speed. That setting will make it so that I can hold the shutter button for however long I want and that will be my shutter speed. The problem is, I can't figure it out. Does anybody own a similar camera who can help me out? Thanks in advance!


Adjusting shudder speed isn't an option on these or most any point and shoot cameras. Setting it for night time photos ill extend how log the shudder stays open but you have no control of the actual duration. If you want shudder speed options you'll need to upgrade to a DSLR camera.

I'm pretty sure this is a DSLR camera. It has up to 15s exposure. You may be right. I'm going to send you a link to make sure you have the right one in mind. If so, you got best answer. link

not that 15 secs would necessarily make it a DSLR. :)

It's a larger camera in the style of a DSLR but it's not a full featured DSLR. An SLR camera uses a mirror to reflect this image from the lens up to the optical view finder. Your has no view finder. You save a decent amount of money not having a good optical view finder and having to complicate the mechanistic with a mirror that has to be moved out of the way and activate the shudder in a timely fashion. Your camera sits somewhere between a point and shoot and a DSLR. Also SLR cameras have interchangeable lenses which require the ability to make adjustments to things like shutter speed and other features to make the most out of individual lenses. That camera only needs to deal with one adjustable lens so the feature set doesn't have to be as big.

And wear a coat to keep your shuddering from affecting picture clarity ;-)