The JVC Everio GZ-HM400 is an impressive return to the high-end for JVC after a year of absence. The level and ease of control is on par with the best of the competition, providing ample settings for the creative video enthusiast. The sub-£700 price is also very encouraging. Only the mediocre low light performance lets the side down. Otherwise, this is a capable, well-designed camcorder worthy of consideration if you're serious about your videomaking.