I got the chance to hit up Steve Heiner from Nikon at Photo Cine Expo 2010. He was candid in his response to why it took so long for Nikon to give us 1080P 24 fps with full manual control. We now have it with the D7000. It also has a nifty auto focus feature in movie mode. We also got a chance to test out the new Redrock Micro EVf with it . The Nikon is going to give Canon a run for their money for sure. Nikon has also released a ton of new lenses. Check them out here.
UPDATE: The Nikon D7000 will retail for around $1499 including the kit lens.