Size, weight and battery life
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Size, weight and battery life

Despite its tiny sensor, the Coolpix P1000 is a big camera, even alongside its predecessor (shown here on the right). Weighing in at 1,415g (3 lb, 2 oz) it's pretty weighty, too, tipping the scales at about nearly half a kilo (~one pound) heavier than the older P900 (and around $400 pricier at launch). That's reassuring in a way (clearly there's a lot of expensive and heavy glass inside that massive lens!) but it could make the P1000 a less enjoyable travel companion unless you really need its extraordinary zoom range.

A CIPA rating of 250 shots per charge is about what we'd expect from a camera of this type, and USB charging is always a welcome feature.

We're looking forward to getting hold of a reviewable P1000 in the coming weeks, and in the meantime we'd be interested in hearing your thoughts - let us know what you think in the comments.