This sounds like it is about the same size and weight as the earliest of cameras, which took a whole herd of people to carry.
I think this is a terrific idea, if it doesn't take too long to develop.
Best wishes on getting those criteria down to be competitive with other methods in the near future.
The only way to go out of business any quicker is turn off the lights and lock the door.
Gosh, I hope Adobe's SS won't affect my bootleg copy.
The gator's thoughts: Yummy.
Actually, a beautiful, interesting photo.
How does the phrase go: Deal with the devil and you wake up with fleas?
Woe be unto anyone that posts a photo of a person, train, or other scene that has anything in common to any other.
Infringing. No way.
It's obvious why they say "justice is blind."
The judge needs his head examined.
You mention built-in flash as though it is a plus for the Nikon or drawback for the Canon.
Perhaps, but mechanical interlocks have a downside, requiring more complicated controls and internal space, while making the camera slightly heavier and more expensive.
My 20D had problems because of the built-in flash, used for perhaps 2% of the shots taken. I consider those problems far outweigh the convenience.
Hence, on a camera with a high effective ISO there is little need for built-in interlocked flash.
Use the space, money, etc to improve something else.