I love technology. HDMI is a wonderful interface for HDTV, since it passes both video and audio signals digitally. And having it on a camera isn't a BAD idea, but is it really a selling point? Is it really valuable to anyone in the forum? Sony DSLRs don't currently offer video/audio capture, so I feel at this point, HDMI isn't really of much value. Oh, I guess if you were at a family function and shot some photos you'd like to show on an LCD TV for family enjoyment, it might be nice, but you've got to buy one of those special mini HDMI to HDMI cables just to hook it up (seeing as how Sony conveniently doesn't pack one in the box). I dunno, I really don't see this as being much value. Now, when they add live HD video capture to these cameras, it might become useful. At this point, not so much. I'm just musing here.