If a camera has a 1/200 flash sync, does that change whenever you buy a hotshoe flash, or is it the same no matter what flash you use? If its built into the camera no matter what flash (like I think), does this mean that the D-40s 1/500 is a really big deal? Like if you are doing portrait photography (senior photos, babies, models, etc.), this would be a HUGE asset to have over a camera that only has 1/200 flash sync? I don't really know. Without ever having had a DSLR, I don't really know what instances would require that high of a flash sync. I do know I'm a big fan of good lighting, though.