At 30X Panasonic must be current record holders for the world’s most powerful optical zoom on a consumer digital camcorder. The NV-GS35 has 800,000 pixels and comes with a host of different modes and settings, including "soft skin" mode that puts a bit of colour on your cheeks and stops you looking too pastey. There’s also colour night view, which records colour even in low level light conditions. An LED light makes night shooting possible, shedding light on the subject. The NV-GS21 is also being released, which comes with a 24X optical zoom.