Why does not the X-E1 have the 1/2000 synchronized shutter speed for flash like the X100 ?

Started Oct 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
Gaffman
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Re: Why does not the X-E1 have the 1/2000 synchronized shutter speed for flash like the X100 ?
In reply to dnercesian, Oct 16, 2012

The OMD is still a focal plane shutter capable of 1/250th of a second sync speed... Not awful but nothing special either, it's in line with most consumer SLR's.

The in lens leaf shutter design of the X100/X10 closes the shutter in a round shape much like the iris blades of the aperture in any regular lens.  This means that no matter how fast the shutter is set, an even amount of light is able to hit the sensor from the flash pulse.  No part of the sensor is ever fully blocked by the closing shutter blades.

Its a clever design but has some drawbacks, ie: the fastest shutter speeds are generally only accessible at smaller aperture settings, limiting the camera's performance overall.

id love the option of buying slightly more expensive lenses that featured a built in shutter, like they offer in the Leica S system... Which I have little to no chance of ever owning

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