Do you gain much going from the P900 to the P1000? Also want to buy one and was leaning towards the 1000 strictly because it is the newer model. The 900’s are so much cheaper though. Strictly a camera for sports and wildlife.
My needs are for a camera capable of long shots, short shot's and quick shot's, either of those cameras fill the bill. You gain everywhere going to the bigger camera (and it is bigger in body and zoom capabilities) except the sensor, something a few of the blogs are saying will be addressed in the next camera. Were it me I'd go with the 900, the 1000 is much bigger and not as handy, you need a good rest or a tripod to really take advantage of it.