I held it at Cathay. It about the weight of 1v with booster, but not as rugged. I thought it would be great for outdoors, since I prefer the waist finders for studio. Furthermore, I was suprised by the rather small 2.0 LCD.
Of course the AF is not as fast as USM for sports, but fast enough for fashion/glamor/people shoots. For landscape, I would have gone with something else.