Bragging about our expensive mirrorless/DSLR vs a point and shoot

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Re: Bragging about our expensive mirrorless/DSLR vs a point and shoot
In reply to a l b e r t, 6 months ago

a l b e r t wrote:

The Sony P&S probably has leaf shutter and is able to shoot the backlit scene with flash high speed sync.

None of the X APS-C camera can do HSS yet. So even if you bring an external flash, it won't help much. You need to shoot at 1/500 or faster with correct flash fill.

This is why I still have my X10 for this kind of situation.

Most of the small compact cameras (such as the one mentioned in the OP) probably have no mechanical shutter and just use the electronic shutter that's built into their sensor. My Fuji F600EXR is one of those and it can use its built-in flash up to its highest shutter speeds.

Some old DSLRs like Nikon's D50 and D70 used both, a focal plane mechanical shutter and their sensor's electronic shutter for faster flash synch, up to 1/500th sec.

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