Hey, we're wrapping up and there's one more avenue to explore. I understand how a video capability opens up new vistas, but right now the more interesting one is really in the existing video market to use lower cost dSLR cameras to lower production costs. It's really a change for videographers, not photographers (or for photographers to move into videography).
Video capability in a dSLR doesn't really open up major changes in the photography world because of all the stuff needed to shoot high quality video, i.e. hoodloupes, fluid tripods, lighting, etc. By the time you've set all that stuff up, you very well may have missed the video sequence you wanted to shoot in the first place. My interest is less in becoming a videographer (planning to do a story in video) and more in having a seamless ability to capture short video sequences as they're happening. Basically, I'd be a photographer who could turn on a dime to capture video sequences -- probably short ones in the 1 to 5 minute range. If I need to be lugging a hoodloupe alone that's ok if it can be put on in a few seconds, but lugging around that tripod doesn't cut it, and there's occasions where you'd need to shoot without even a hoodloupe because events happened so quickly. You just need to turn on the video and shoot.
But what about the rumored new mirrorless from Nikon? Would a "pro" level, very light mirrorless camera with an electronic viewfinder change that equation by being so light, it would be easy to keep relatively steady for the fairly short period you might need it. Could such a device allow an almost seamless transition from still shooting to video? Of course, it would have to be good to shoot as a still camera. Any comments?