certainly, but the D90 is aimed at an audience that will mostly not be using any external accessories, so i'm convinced the built-in features will be a priority
Disagree. Canon has already put an external mike input on a D5000 level camera. Not to put a 25 cent mic input on a $1000 camera would be a very dumb move. Mono internal mic is just fine - if they bump the spec to stereo that's fine too. But if you care enough about DSLR video to put up with the limitations and use it creatively, you'll want that mic input.
I'm adding my video want list:
Say it's a D7000 (D90 replacement). The 1080i spec indicates 2nd generation video - lets hope they:
*extended the record time from 5 minutes - even a small improvement would be helpful
*new video codec - some flavor of H.264 please - would probably help with above
*mic/line audio input
*swivel screen (640x480 min)
*better contrast-detect AF for live view and video (I tried out a D90 the other day and man, it just doesn't work hardly at all!) again even a small improvement would be helpful.
*Keep a 720 24p option add 720 30p and 720 60p
Yeah, I'm pretty much asking for a T2i - why not?