It has always been there in the photos I've seen. I got mine Friday and I have to say that I really like the port on top. Its actually quite easy to make a top plate with a cutout (I threw one of my old VF Epic-M top plates on as a lark and cutout is a match fit). The port lemo orientation sends a right angle EVF/LCD cable straight back and it does take up a fair bit of room. This wont be ideal for some. But a straight EVF/LCD cable is sweet. I find this is the most useful and allows the easiest cabling to where I am putting my touch screen and EVF. IMO a side mount port would have caused a straight EVF cable to stick out way too far. A right angle cable would take up a lot of room along the side and potentially interfere with all the other inputs. The top position gives it a lot of flexibility. I like it.Oh no! What is the Red port doing on the top?