Hey people, how una dey? Sony have announced what? 6, 7 cameras over the last couple of months or so? It seems they 'seriously' mean business especially by being the FIRST to come out with a 'sensible and sensibly priced' Full Frame DSLR with pretty good video functions. Introducing the SONY A99 MAJOR FEATURES * Full-Frame 24.3MP Exmor CMOS Sensor * Sony Dual AF System & Translucent Mirror * 3.0" TruBlack Tilting LCD Display * XGA OLED Electronic Viewfider * Full HD 1920x1080 60p recording * Blah, blah, blah... SOURCE Very interesting things for video - Crafted for Videographers and Movie-makers The new α99 camera’s video capabilities build on Sony’s expertise in developing professional motion picture cameras, combining the unmatched resolving power and sensitivity of the full-frame sensor with several advanced features optimized for professional video production. The flagship α99 model is the first full-frame DSLR to offer Full HD 60p/24p progressive video recording to meet AVCHD™ Version 2.0 specifications and Full-time Continuous AF Movie mode, allowing smooth, non-stop tracking of moving subjects. Other enhancements include real-time Full HD video output via HDMI®, and uninterrupted ‘dual-card’ recording using both of the camera’s media slots. For added convenience while shooting video, a new silent, programmable multi-control dial on the front of the camera body allows silent adjustment of common settings during shooting including exposure compensation, ISO sensitivity, shutter speed, aperture and much more. The camera’s audio features are designed to meet the demanding needs of serious videographers. An audio level display and adjustable audio record levels are joined by a headphone jack for accurate in-the-field monitoring. Additionally, the multi-interface shoe provides balance audio input for the optional XLR-K1M adaptor kit, which adds a high-quality mono shotgun microphone and pro-standard XLR connections for dependable audio acquisition." 1080@60p, Full HDMI out, (XLR 'grip' - additional) @ $2,800 only for the body... Well to put that in perspective Canon would offer Full clean HDMI out 1080 @ 60p for... Oh wait... their flagship $7000 1D X can't do that... ok I lied it can do that if you buy the re-hashed body renamed EOS1D-C for $15,000! There are more interesting things about this camera but to be honest who cares? Not when the BlackMagic Cinema Camera is out plus they have already listened to 'customers wants' and have Micro four-third (M43) mounts being tested (to start shipping for the same price in Dec)... and 'wait for it again'... rumoured s35 sensor sized BMCC camera being 'tested'!