Talking about compacts. The newly released, much fussed about Powershot S100 also only has a 1080p 24fps recorder.
That's an exception, not typical. Most DSLRs shoot 1080 at 30p and 729 at maybe 30p or 60p. Most 2010 Sony and Panasonic P&S models offered 60i. 1080 60p is relatively new, but not yet supported by many players, unless the stuff is converted when editing. The latest NEX devices shoot (at one resolution or another) 60i, 60p, 30p, or 24p.
|Hook Head Lighthouse by kroker|
from Best Photo of the Week
|Green turtle in the shallows by gcachon|