Pretty much agrees with what everyone has been saying.... I told you guys this a few weeks ago..
"If you've read our review of the Canon HV20 ($1099 MSRP), you know how high the bar has been set. As far as video quality goes, the HD7 can't even pole vault over it. The HV20 displayed an exceptional image in bright light, and its 24P low light performance proved brighter and sharper than any other camcorder this year, thanks to its single 1/2.7 CMOS sensor. With that in mind, the HD7 churned out a mediocre video performance with a noise-ridden, murky lowlight spectacleand that's with three 1/5 CCDs. The HV20 also includes a headphone jack, rear-mounted joystick, video light, and hot accessory shoe. The HD7 can only answer with a cold accessory shoe, and none of the above-mentioned features.
Where the HD7 does excel is in the handling department. We roasted the construction of the HV20uncomfortable hand strap, feeble LCD, and overall cheap plastic feel. That is not the case with the HD7. The HDD beast looks like a shrunken prosumer camcorder, sporting a smooth manual focus ring, professional Fujinon lens with matte box, and rubberized extendable viewfinder. The body is constructed of burly plastic and metal and feels great in the hand, thanks to its large foam padded handstrap. It just looks badass, plain and simple. JVC is on to something here with the HD7. It will give you 5 hours of record time in the highest quality, and there are no MiniDV tapes to fumble with. However, as covered in the editing section, your options for post production are severely limited without compromising quality. The HV20, like all HDV camcorders, is capable of direct and instant capturing, editing, and exporting.
So what'll it be? A miniature black beauty saddled with a mixed bag of professional and consumer components? Or a 24P-touting consumer superhero with awkward handling? The HV20's $600 price shave and killer video quality will most likely be the deciding factors"