The Coolpix P7000's video is as well-specced as you might expect for a top end stills camera, but Nikon has resisted the urge to really push the boat out.

So, for instance, you get 720p, 24fps recording rather than AVCHD recording, or a 1080p mode. It's a clear restriction, and seems rather a shame when the lens and sensor are clearly up to the task of delivering top-notch quality.

As it is, the Nikon P7000's EXPEED C2 processor handles motion well, and the wind-cutting feature works well. Crucially, the image stabilisation is also excellent, which means using the full 200mm length of the lens is a real option.

Usefully, you can even use the optical zoom while recording without the sound of the motor being picked up by the internal microphone. For more serious jobs, a 3.5mm mic-in port is supplied on the left hand edge of the camera.