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Nikon D5500 shutter speed issue....HELP!

CHEEZ-ITCHEEZ-IT Posts: 26 Greenhorn
I've recently purchased a new Nikon D5500, the first DSLR I've owned. I've used a D40 and a D60 in the past, and have never had the issue I'm experiencing with my new camera. Seems that no matter what setting I use, the shutter speed is extremely slow/long exposure. I'm sure this is due to user error, but I've looked through the manual, and have yet to find a solution. Anything I should look to change within the settings to prevent this from happening?
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    What mode are you in? M, A, S, P or something else? I know someone who has a 5300 and when in A mode the first shot is always very low ISO and very long shutter speed. In her case I think there may be something wrong with the camera and she is contacting Nikon to ask about it.
  • CHEEZ-ITCHEEZ-IT Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    It doesn't seem to matter what mode I'm shooting in. It seems to be intermittent as well. I can get a few shots off without issue, turn the camera off for a short timeframe, and it's back to shooting with a very long shutter speed.
    "I give lip piercings for free"
  • FlashFlash Posts: 12,662 AG
    Does it happen with any lens you use?

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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Are the shots with the long shutter speed obviously over exposed? Regardless, I think it's worth a call to Nikon.
  • CHEEZ-ITCHEEZ-IT Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    I only have the 18-140 that the camera came with at the moment. Haven't tried any other lenses.
    "I give lip piercings for free"
  • CHEEZ-ITCHEEZ-IT Posts: 26 Greenhorn
    As long as I don't move, the pics still come out ok, but I almost have to double click the shutter button.
    "I give lip piercings for free"
  • FlashFlash Posts: 12,662 AG
    Head down to a camera store with your camera and test drive a lens. Most will let you do that.

    Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked. --- Lord Chesterfield
  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,412 AG
    Did the camera get set on a manually selected ISO, instead of Auto ISO?
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Find in the menu where it says to reset all defaults and do this. Some Nikons have a pair of green buttons to hold down at the same time to accomplish this. After resetting, see if this issue continues.

    You might specifically let us know exactly what mode you shot in along with all the additional settings you might have chosen for a specific shot. Tell us the lighting conditions as well and maybe put that shot here without stripping the EXIF data. In other words, the straight out of camera Jpeg. We can then compare the settings you chose with what actually occurred.

    For example, if you chose A mode and base ISO then shot in dim light, the camera might have to have chosen a very slow shutter speed because there just wasn't enough light. Telling us "it happens in any mode" just isn't helpful. You have to be specific on a specific shot to be of help. Otherwise, we're in the dark, pun intended. :wink

    Cheers, Craig
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  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,397 Captain
    Good to see you stop by Guidenet. Excellent suggestion as always.
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