Why does Nikon gimp the flash system in its "consumer" dx bodies?

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Why does Nikon gimp the flash system in its "consumer" dx bodies?
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I have noticed that in both the D3200 and the D5100 the flash system sync speed is gimped to 1/200 and the FP feature that would allow faster sync speed is not available with either the built in flash or an external speed light (even if the speedlight has that feature). Canon does not do this.

In addition, Nikon lowest flash (SB400) does not offer FP sync even though Canon has this in their 270ex.

Why is Nikon intent on removing features that a DSLR user might want to grow into, afaik, they are simply software exclusions that are deliberate on NIkon's part...

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