Thought it would be nice to have a list of the current and upcoming HDSLRs (TM Rogue) in one place:
CANON 5D MARK II: 1080 30P
Pros: amazing image quality, low light, audio jack.
Cons: No 24P, no manual controls, some jello, no autofocus in video, expensive for its limits.
CANON T1i/500D: 1080 20P, 720 30P
Pros: cheap, nice image @ 30P
Cons: no 24P, no stereo audio, no audio jack, no manual control(?), jello?, 20P a slap in the face to hopeful purchasers.
Nikon D90: 720 24P
Pros: nice image, 24P
Cons: jello-cam, no manual control, no autofocus in video
Panny GH1: 1080 24P (60i), 720 60P
Pros: 24P, 720 60P, movie lens w/autofocus + silent, audio jack, mic hotshoe, some manual control
Cons: minimal 4/3 lens options, pulldown required for 24P, low'ish bitrate 17, skew?, lowest shutter 1/60?
Pros: kitchen sink
Cons: vaporware, 4K kit price
Nikon D400: rumored 1080P @ 24P. Nikon has a chance to hit a homerun here. Simply adding some audio features, manual control, and limited jello will be a huge hit. And they won't compromise their video division because, eh, they don't have one. It's been rumored for a while, so maybe they are making some tweaks after the Panny GH1 release? Probably not, so this generation might be a slight step up from their D90.
Olympus 4/3: rumored to be coming up this year
Samsung NX series: competition to the 4/3s of Panny and Olympus, this one sounds interesting: http://www.1001noisycameras.com/2009...-with-evf.html
I like this part: However, by looking at the top view of the camera (see picture) we see that there is a movie mode, hot-shoe (investigate the contacts!), and "PASM" (manual exposure, shutter and aperture priority).
* I realize the Panny GH1, Olympus, and Sammy aren't actually DSLRs, but close enough in my book because of lens options.