I'm not sure why shutter sync speed matters since I'm not using a flash. I'm basing my experience off of working cameras I own versus broken cameras I own.

OK, so it looks like I was correct in my assumptions. Now who do I send it to?



Full size for your enjoyment:

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/...fa692095_o.jpg

The problem starts at 1/250th of a second and gets worse as things speed up. Otherwise, the camera is working and looks nice.