The HC7000 is sharp. Very sharp. We pretty much see 1080p projectors fit into two groups; those I call average, and those I refer to as sharper and crisper. The HC7000 fits into the later category. In this regard, other projectors with similar sharpness (and there is not enough difference to quibble over, between them), include the InFocus IN83, and IN82, the Optoma HD81-LV, and most other Optoma's, the BenQ W5000 and W20000, and we presume, the Sanyo PLV-Z3000, along with their PLV-Z700. Also, of course, the Mitsubishi HC6500.
In the average category, you'll find the Panasonic PT-AE3000U, the old Epson 1080 projectors, plus the JVC and the Sony projectors. The new Epson projectors will probably still be in the average group, but, they are claiming it is a "little sharper" so, maybe they will move into the sharper category.