Was wondering about the Hotshoe flash connector found on most prosumer digicams.
1. Are digicams restricted to using their own brand of flash units? (eg. Canon spedlight only works on Canon digicam)
2. If inter-compatibility is not restricted, are the speedlight features restricted? (eg. Canon flash on Nikon camera = Nikon specific flash features are disabled? Or only activated via Nikon menu on Nikon digicam?
3. If inter-compatibility is restricted, which other cameras use Universal Hotshoe connectors? (eg. Panasonic FZ-10?)
I need the least amount of legacy devices/connectors as I tend to brand-hop.