A missing Con in the Canon 5d III's review: absence of an onboard flash

Started May 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
Skip M Veteran Member • Posts: 7,174
Re: True

bgbs wrote:

The on-board flash argument is the same as video on a DSLR. Some photographers want it and some don't. Both video and on-board flash is there, if you don't want to use it, you just don't use it.

Not exactly. Lack of video would be considered a "con" given that all competitive cameras include this feature, and there is no alternative with this hypothetical video crippled camera. If you need to shoot video, you can't. There's no way to mount an after-the-thought video feature to the camera. If you need to shoot in the dark with your not-hypothetical-built-in-flash camera, you have shoe mounted flashes available. You just have to have the forethought to have taken it with you. Which a great many serious photographers have managed to do for decades.
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