Reason for slow flash sync speed

Started Mar 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
abortabort Senior Member • Posts: 1,734
Re: Reason for slow flash sync speed

The Olympus E-M1 has 1/320 sync speed, so mirrorless cameras can do that...

Also has literally half the distance to travel, so there is potentially twice the maximum amount of time the whole sensor can be exposed for. It has nothing to do with 'being mirrorless' and everything to do with using focal plane shutters (which incidentally are made by only a couple of companies, they are not made by Sony at all).

 abortabort's gear list:abortabort's gear list
Sony RX100 Fujifilm X100S Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D Leica M8 Nikon D700 +54 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow