Things are equally as speedy in the video arena. Sony has tapped AVCHD Ver 2.0 as its preferred codec. That helps give the a57 the ability to grab 1080p video at frame rates as high as 60p. Of course, it can still pull common framerates like 60i, 30p and 24p, but that full 60 fps number is likely very appealing to those shooting a lot of fast action. It's also something even the higher-end HDSLRs from most other manufacturers can't (or at least don't) deliver. On top of all that, the translucent mirror allows for full-time phase detection AF during video capture, which is a boon for those who haven't mastered manual focusing.