I know it's not "hardware' as such but it is ...sort of... Just an FYI: I treated myself to Santa bought me a Sonya55 for christmas http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs...gId=-1&productId=8198552921666254677#overview I am only a bit more than beginner photographer, this is a nice piece of kit. Uses an 'older' technology: the pellicle mirror; so technically not actually a (D)SLR, as the mirror doesn't actually move. Applies the pellicle tech with some really nice features: panorama, low light shooting... Able to use many of Sony/Konica/Minolta lenses. End result is: - very fast and accurate auto focus in stills and video. - Able to take 10 fps !!! which is unusual for a camera at this price point. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Yu9FJMEpg&feature=player_embedded#at=13 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKwLICLPUoY&feature=related Not "perfect"..some tricky issues re viewfinder going blank in high speed continuous mode and only able to get 9 minutes of video with image stabiliser on, no real manual control in video mode, battery life not spectacular ...not real issues with me so far. Nice reviews here and there: FWIW: I am really enjoying this camera. Still finding all the features ... LOL: just the usual issue of what to do now with thousands of photos and the vid clips. Prolly not the best available for any serious photographers, but good for me: so many 'auto' functions with great results. After the Sony DRM rootkit fiasco, I promised myself I would never buy another Sony product, but, there you go...pragmatism. Regards.