I can't wait for it to arrive. "The PV-GS400 is a great camcorder and, in my opinion, offers the best value of any camcorder I’ve ever reviewed. Panasonic has taken last year's PV-DV953, which delivered three CCDs and unprecedented manual control options for an unbelievable price, and found ways to significantly improve upon it. Now, after releasing three more consumer 3 CCD camcorders, Panasonic may be close to perfecting the art with the PV-GS400. Most significantly, the PV-GS400 upgrades the PV-DV953 with large 1/4.7-inch CCDs, which produce truly stunning video both in normal and low light. In addition to its excellent image, the PV-GS400 offers a great four-way hybrid ring for controlling focus, zoom, shutter and iris. When you throw in additional manual control, audio control, a great zoom controller and 4 megapixel stills, the PV-GS400 unquestionably offers better value than any other consumer camcorder on the market today at just under $1,500." Link to Review: http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content/Panasonic-PV-GS400-Camcorder-Review.htm Gotta have a camera for the first kid - hopefully it's as nice as it's chalked up to be. I was tempted to get a Sony for their infrared night mode, but I think this will be a better choice overall. Thoughts?