Originally Posted by imagic
Doubt PQ will be a deal breaker with the HC7 versus the HV-20, Sony's track record with consumer HDV is good, unlike JVC who are first-to-market (again) but seemingly cannot source out good CCDs.
Just for reference, Sony built the CMOS sensor for Nikon's flagship camera, the D2x. Canon developed their own CMOS sensors for their Pro DLSRs. Each company has mastered CMOS to the degree it can be used in professional DLSRs, where image quality is paramount. That's why either the HV-20 or the HC7 present good options if PQ is important.
Thanks imagic that what I wanted to hear
I do realize that Canon produces more life-like PQ.
I also do realize that it might be better in the low light environments.
I owned several Canons, several Panasonics and several Sonys.
I am not a big fan of Sony as a company but I have to admit their cams always gave me better feelings than others.
Including my poor TRV30 sinked on the coast of Aruba (:
(if any of you are interested in the details, I've used Ewa-Marine "cheap" $350 enclosure which guaranteed to hold 30 feet. I knew it could hold 40. Locals assured us we would go no deeper than 40. And we went 50. and Ewa-Marina leaked. I hate Aruba ever since).
My dear wife still reminds me about that camera. It was her favorite.