Just thought I'd mention to you HV10 guys that I went to Sony Style today here in N.Y. I was able to play with their FX7 and got to shoot in their Home Theater area with the camera as well as the well lit main area of the store. In the Home Theater area I was able to turn the lights quite low and test low light. My overall impression of the camera is it really is quite good, but still in very low light, you're going to have to expect a fair amount of grain. The camera was in full auto mode. I had with me my Canon HV10, but Sony didn't allow me to shoot with my camera in their store, only the FX7.
Once I left the store I took out my HV10 and shot some footage in the mall which was not lit too differently than the main selling floor area in Sony. I have to tell you, I think the HV10 has a lower noise floor than the FX7....I really do. Yesterday I shot with both the FX7 and my HV10 in a local high-end camera store. Although there was no area to test low light, the HV10 looked a bit cleaner than the FX7. Obviously the FX7 is intended for an entirely different purpose, but somehow the HV10 looked a bit more professional because of its apparently lower noise floor.