The Panasonic PV-GS400 is a great camcorder for the amateur user. The 3CCD technology ensures clarity and satisfaction. The Panasonic PV-GS400 is a powerful camcorder that will clearly capture your family memories and important moments. The 4 megapixel CCD allows for high quality still photos as well, a great bonus to this versatile camera. The 12x optical zoom will make it virtually impossible to tell that you were recording from the back of the crowd, and the 3.5" LCD display brings the action right to you in vivid color.