For video shooting I'm sure this camera will be great fun that, to be honest, I've not had with any sort of video gear at any level and at any price for quite a while. However, at the 2000-6000mm range where I plan to shoot this thing at I am not delusional this camera would be either a practical or easy point and shoot experience. To avoid gello or wobbles, not to mention a "wandering around" video framing I would sure need all the help I can get in the field. A good in-body stabilization can only do so much. Not sure if my usual Manfrotto monopod with foldable 3 supporting feet and a lightweight 701HDV head can hold up. If not, I may have to upgrade at least the head. As for any long range shooting with enough time and means to carry a tripod, shooting on a tripod is not only preferred but seems necessary. We have not only wind to fight but also how we start/stop recording, employing extremely smooth panning or tilting move technique will be absolutely critical. That's why this camera looks like great fun.