I have Nikon d5200. And I am trying to shoot video in manual mode. Movie setting is set to ON from main menu. I can't record video until I switched to live view. And when I switched to live view, shutter speed of my camera sets to 1/50. I can increase the speed to 1/60, 1/80 and so on. But I can't slow it down to 1/40, 1/30 and so on.

Now if I set Movie settings OFF, I am able to change the shutter speed. But actually it doesn't change. I mean it shows on the screen that it is changed but in recorded video there is no change.

Is this the bug of Nikon d5200? Or am I missing some settings? Can it be resolved with some settings, tricks, or firmware update.

  • I can't even change aperture. :( Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 6:11
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    Off-topic as a video question... but you obviously can't set the shutter speed to less than 1/50s if you're shooting at 50 FPS.
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 7:19
  • There is a video stackexchange forum. You should post your question there.
    – kazanaki
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 7:46
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    @CarlWitthoft Yes, I did. As an (ex-)physicist, this whole thing of describing a duration as a speed annoys me intensely :-(
    – Philip Kendall
    Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 11:47
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    @PhilipKendall well, as a (not-quite-ex)physicist, I fully commiserate with you. Commented Jul 6, 2016 at 11:50

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If your shutter speed would be slower than 1/50, you wouldn't be able to make a movie.

A movie is a sequence of (typically) 24 or 30 pictures ('frames') per second; so to be able to make 30 pictures, each picture can only take 1/30 of a second. Considering that the camera needs to do some processing and refreshing of the receptors, 1/50 is just enough time to make those 30 shots in second.

You can check if your camera has a time-lapse setting, which means you take less than 30 frames per second, then you might be able to set a slower shutter speed. However, the result might be unattractive because any moving objects would be smeared.

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