JVC GZ-R315 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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JVC GZ-R315
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 2.5MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.21MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

25% bigger optical zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has an optical zoom of 40x. That's 10x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (30x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

37% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 2.3 higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (4).
A little lighter Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a weight of 288g, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (20g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a depth of 59.5mm. That's 71mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (130.5mm).
Smaller Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a width of 60mm. That's 1.5mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (61.5mm).
Cheaper by £337
The JVC GZ-R315 costs £337.01 less than the Sony HDR-PJ620.
6 Reasons For
150x bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 350x (digital), but the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 200x (digital) camcorder (150x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the JVC GZ-R315 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

52% bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder. That's 26 Mbit/s bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (50 Mbit/s).
84% smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mm high camcorder. That's 55.5mm smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (66.5mm).
5 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92%, however the average rating of the JVC GZ-R315 is 80% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
150x smaller digital zoom Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is only 200x (digital), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (150x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Lower display resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 24 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder. That's 26 Mbit/s smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (50 Mbit/s).
46% bigger Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 122mm high camcorder. That's 55.5mm bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (66.5mm).
Less retailers
The JVC GZ-R315 is only stocked by 7 retailers, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is stocked by 12 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The JVC GZ-R315's average user score is 80%, however the Sony HDR-PJ620's is 92% (based on 36 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.21MP smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (2.29MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

34% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x. That's 10x smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (30x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

58% lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 2.3 lower than the JVC GZ-R315 (4).
Marginally heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, however the JVC GZ-R315 is a 288g weight camcorder (20g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a depth of 130.5mm. That's 71mm bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (130.5mm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a width of 61.5mm. That's 1.5mm bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (61.5mm).
More expensive by £337
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is £337.01 more expensive than the JVC GZ-R315.
Older by two months
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is two months older than the JVC GZ-R315.

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Average User Rating

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.5MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
200x 350x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
 Image stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
6.3
BEST
4
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length
40.5 - 1620 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.9 - 116 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D Compatible
 3D compatible
 3D compatible
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
2,10 10
On Screen Display Language
 DUT
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DUT
 CZE
 UKR
 RUS
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 POR
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
Shock Proof Height
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Depth
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Feature
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
International Protection Code
 IPX8
 IPX8

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s
BEST
Capture Mode
 EP
 UXP
 XP+
 EP
 UXP
 XP+
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 50fps
Video & Photo Dual Shot
 Video & photo dual shot
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 3680 x 2760
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 3680 x 2760
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out Port
 S-Video out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 WiFi
Near Field Communication
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near field communication

Battery

Battery Life
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
11.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Built-in NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
288g
BEST
308g
Height
122mm 66.5mm
BEST
Depth
59.5mm
BEST
130.5mm
Width
60mm
BEST
61.5mm

Packaging Content

Included Battery
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Included battery
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 (Win) Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Projected Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant
 Freeze-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption
2.2 W Unknown - Click to provide data
Dust-Resistant
 Dust-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
 USB charging
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