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Blackbill, I know you're a Sony guy and that's fine. I love Sony cams too (I've got three), but when I saw the footage from the HV10, it swung me over to the Canon. I've also owned the Sony FX1 and currently the Sony FX7 and I'll put the footage of the HV10 right up there too. I shoot professionally and I know how to recognize good HD footage on an HDTV. Still frames? I don't use that to determine camcorder video quality.
As far as OLIK is concerned, I've never seen anyone else state that when played on an HDTV, moving video from a TRV900 is in the same league as a Canon HV10, Sony HC1, Sony HC3, Canon A1, Canon G1, Sony FX7 or any other HDV tape-based cam. OLIK is comparing still frames in some manner which is not indicative of MOVING video displayed on an HDTV. So his comparison in the real world of HD means nothing.
Yes, people do see things differently, but nobody with even a semi-trained eye, when watching HD vs SD footage on an HDTV, would pick the SD camera as being sharper or having more resolution. Certainly we can disagree about whether the HC3 is 'better' than the HC1 or the HC1 is 'better' than the HV10, but that's comparing one HDV cam to another, not an SD cam to an HD cam. I said 'absurd' before and I'll stick with it. But I guess if I looked hard enough I'd find someone that thinks an SDTV is sharper than an HDTV.
Since I own cameras from both camps, I am certainly being objective.