Hi I've just registered on the forum because I am hoping to buy my own camcorder soon. I have used my stepdad's Panasonic NV-DS11 and have been very pleased with it, but I need my own because it starts rows if I borrow his all the time! I looked at a few, including the Sony DCR-HC85 (some comments about an image fault put me off), the Canon MVX250i and the Panasonic NV-GS200. After reading the reviews I decided the Panasonic would be the best bet, but then I heard about the NV-GS400. It's a lot more expensive (£1200 vs £700) but has some features that appeal to me- optical image stabilisation, a better LCD, larger CCD, better zoom (marginally). It's also a more substantial camcorder and would be more practical for hand-held work. I want a versatile camcorder, and I read that the NV-GS200 is best suited to tripod work because of its poor image stabilisation. I wondered if anyone has seen one for real or even used one, and what they think of it. I have one on back order from Jessops. A girl I spoke to in the shop rang head office, but she wasn't clear whether anyone had had orders fulfilled yet. I have a good feeling about the camcorder, based on Panasonic's previous camcorders and the NV-GS120/200 but it's a big purchase without reading a detailed review first, so I would be grateful of any comments. The problem is I need a camcorder by at least the end of July, and preferably before the 10th (not likely to happen).