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Maximum Flash Sync Speed For Common DSLR Cameras

Sometimes when you are using flash in your photography you may need to know the maximum sync speed for your camera.

Maximum sync speed can also be known as the x-sync.

This is the maximum (fastest) shutter speed at which the camera can synchronise with the flash effectively.

If you were to go above this sync speed then you would introduce black bars into your photo.

You can go above this sync speed using flash if you are using high speed sync (HSS), but that is a different topic.

There are some common shutter speeds that cameras operate at, but it is important to know what your specific camera can operate at.

This article lists a number of popular Canon and Nikon cameras along with their maximum flash sync speeds.

If you want to see the sync speed for Sony cameras then check out the post linked below:

Canon Mirrorless Cameras

Camera ModelFlash Sync Speed (Secs)
Canon EOS M51/200
Canon EOS M50 1/200
Canon EOS R1/200
Canon EOS RP1/180
Canon EOS M6 MK II1/200
Canon Mirrorless Camera Sync Speeds

Canon DSLR Cameras

Camera ModelFlash Sync Speed (Secs)
Canon EOS Rebel T100 / 4000D  1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel T6 / 1300D1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel T7 / 2000D 1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel T5 / 1200D 1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel SL1 / 100D1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel SL2 / 200D1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel SL3 / 250D1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel T6i / 750D1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel T7i / 800D1/200s
Canon EOS Rebel T8i / 850D1/200s
Canon EOS 77D 1/200s
Canon EOS 5D MK IV1/200s
Canon EOS 5D MK III1/200s
Canon EOS 6D1/180s
Canon EOS 6D MK II1/180s
Canon EOS 7D1/250s
Canon EOS 7D MK II1/250s
Canon EOS 80D1/250s
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II1/250s
Canon DSLR Sync Speeds

Nikon Mirrorless Cameras

Camera ModelFlash Sync Speed (Secs)
Nikon Z61/200s
Nikon Z71/200s
Nikon Z501/200s
Nikon Mirrorless Camera Sync Speeds

Nikon DSLR Cameras

Camera ModelFlash Sync Speed (Secs)
Nikon D33001/200
Nikon D34001/200
Nikon D35001/200
Nikon D41/250
Nikon D4S1/250
Nikon D51/250
Nikon D5001/250
Nikon D53001/200
Nikon D55001/200
Nikon D56001/200
Nikon D61/250
Nikon D6101/200
Nikon D72001/250
Nikon D750 1/200
Nikon D75001/250
Nikon D7801/200
Nikon D8001/250
Nikon D8101/250
Nikon D8501/250
Nikon DF1/200
Nikon DSLR Camera Sync Speeds

If you can’t find your camera above, you can find your cameras sync speed in your cameras manual or you can search for “your camera model + sync speed” in Google and you should find your cameras maximum sync speed.


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