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I`m trying to find a list of high end compacts that can Sync and fire external flash at any shutter speed.
My x10 works with all shutter speeds up to and including 1/4000 sec, I`m sure others can as well.
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If you use a slave cell, you can use the internal flash as a trigger. If you think the flash is too bright, tape some tissue over it. The slaves will still pick up the light pulse.
Thanks, but not sure if you understood my question
I know the x100, x10 and zx1- and 2 can sync at any speed, its not something that you generally see on spec sheets.
I am assuming, Paul, that any compacts that can do this will use a process similar to that of dSLR cameras - i.e. at shutter speeds above the normal maximum sync speed, you have to use a flash mode that, in effect, fires a burst of very short flashes.
The main disadvantage of this process is that, the faster your shutter speed (OK - I know that "shutter speed" is a totally erroneous term, but everyone uses it), the lower the amount of light captured from your flash.
For example, with my Nikon D800, the Auto-FP flash mode gives me almost full power at a shutter speed of 1/320th but I am down to quarter power at 1/1000 and one-sixteenth of full power at 1/4000.
I assume that the same sort of rapid power reduction will apply to any compacts with a similar flash mode.
Quote: I am assuming, Paul, that any compacts that can do this will use a process similar to that of dSLR cameras - i.e. at shutter speeds above the normal maximum sync speed, you have to use a flash mode that, in effect, fires a burst of very short flashes
No looking for a list of decent compacts that use leaf shutters and will sync any non dedicated flash including studio lighting at any speed.
Sorry Paul. Misunderstood your question. Can't help I'm afraid.
Thanks, somehow I don`t think I`m going to get many responses
Canon G9 will, and others in the G series
I figured some of the Canons can.
So far I know the X10, x100, xz-1 and xz-2 all can and at any speed, but some wireless triggers will restrict things a bit, a dumb cable works fine for me.
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