Originally Posted by Mucka
What is a hotshoe?
When I was using film, the nicest, most professional and least snapshot-like photos I ever took were with an external flash on my Nikon F3. When you learn to use a good external flash capable of swiveling and bouncing light, you stop getting that deer-in-the-headlight effect indoors and you can fill shadows in, outdoors. Very rewarding for me. Having a hotshoe will let me do that. That may not be important to you. It's a deal killer for me.