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G5 and FP Sync

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by tamccain, Mar 16, 2014.

  1. tamccain

    tamccain New to Mu-43

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    Nov 11, 2013
    Ok, so I seemed to have scoured the web and stuff and can't quite find an answer to my question. With the right flash, will the G5 do FP sync?

    I am beginning to look for a flash and if the camera is capable of it, then that is a feature I want.

    Thanks
    Tim
     
  2. uberzone

    uberzone Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jan 27, 2014
    I believe all of the Olympus and Panasonic flashes offer FP.
     
  3. tamccain

    tamccain New to Mu-43

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    Nov 11, 2013
    Right, but does the camera allow FP sync?
     
  4. rrunnertexas

    rrunnertexas Mu-43 Rookie

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    Mar 27, 2013
    Arlington, Texas
    Did you even find an answer? I am interested in this same topic. Looking to buy a used G5 soon.
     
  5. JoeV

    JoeV Mu-43 Regular

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    Aug 22, 2012
    Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Joe Van Cleave
    If by "FP Sync" you mean the flash can be used at all shutter speeds (by means of strobing the flash at a rapid rate while the curtain shutter's slit scans the sensor), on the G5 the maximum sync speed is 1/160 second, using the mechanical shutter. In the electronic shutter mode, flash (and hotshoe) are disabled. So I don't believe there's a provision for true "FP Sync."

    Here's a discussion about the G5's flash, over on DP Review, from circa 2012.


    Flash has always been a weakness with the Lumix micro-4/3 cameras, IMO. Not sure about Olympus.

    ~Joe