« on: September 01, 2014, 07:09:58 AM »
Yeah, Nikon had some CCD cameras with fast sync speeds, such as the 1/500th D40.The 1D was an APS-H body with an electronic shutter.I wonder why canon packed older cameras with some very useful features that are totally absent in modern cameras. Here I refer to the Canon EOS 1D released in 2001 vs modern professional canon cameras.
I refer strictly to:
1/16,000 shutter speed
X-sync speed 1/500
I would think its to do with it being APS, smaller, lighter shutter, less distance to travel etc. Not on modern pro APS now due to cost / usage considerations I would think.
Quick bit of research; also used CCD rather than CMOS which allowed the use of an electronic shutter. So as CMOS replaced CDD those features were lost.