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Attention:
you must deinterlace video to have the best experience! I use Elecard Converter Studio to view them (free for viewing, use De interlacing:option  best for speed),
You have to deinterlace because computer monitor are not interlaced!
1080i30(60 fields) or 720p60 or 1080p30 have the same raw data rate, while 1080p60 has twice more data!

I've tried

Sony SR7 SR8

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By canadiankorean 

Canon HG10



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Judge Yourself by looking at video samples


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Vuze has some video as well
http://www.vuze.com/search?q=avchd


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The best way to compare characteristics is to look at them side by side, below are site that allow this. Ive choose to compare Panasonic SD5, Sony SR7/SR8 and Canon HG10

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