For about $150 less than the PV-GS400 the PV-GS250 is a great camera. The PV-GS250 beats the competition with great video performance, great manual control, and acceptable low light performance. It is $300 more than the PV-GS150. For the extra $300 you get a focus ring and optical image stabilization. Optical image stabilization keeps you from getting sea sick when the person doing the recording doesnt have a steady hand.
Date Purchased: 1/2005 Price Paid: $995 Recommend: Yes
Image stabilization, great manual control and acceptable low light performance
If you can spend the extra $150 on the PV-GS400 you get more features and a bigger LCD screen.