The Future: The HD video war seems oddly familiar, with manufacturers trying to outdo each other in both pixel count and frame rate. Some can do 1080p, but only at 20 FPS and some can crank out buttery smooth motion at reduced quality. As we move forward, the two will meet in the middle, offering up a variety of resolutions and shooting modes, including the desirable 1080p/24p mode which mimics the look of movies shot on film. There is also much room for improvement in audio recording. Cameras like Nikon's D300s and the Olympus E-P1 are equipped with higher quality stereo mics, but there is still a lot of room for improvement..