JVC GZ-R315 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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JVC GZ-R315
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
9% bigger sensor size Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a sensor size of 2.5MP. That's 0.21MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 40x (optical). That's 10x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

Larger screen size Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Smaller Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a height of 122mm. That's 473mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (595mm).
2x smaller Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 59.5mm deep. That's 68.5mm smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (128mm).
7 Reasons For
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 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.

1% higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels higher than the JVC GZ-R315 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

73g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215g, however the JVC GZ-R315 is a 288g weight camcorder (73g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

12% smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a width of 54mm. That's 6mm smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (54mm).
Cheaper by £31
The Sony HDR-CX405 costs £31 less than the JVC GZ-R315.
13 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 192 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 83%, however the average rating of the JVC GZ-R315 is 80% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 200x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 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.

1% lower display resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

73g heavier Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a weight of 288g, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (73g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

10% bigger Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 60mm wide. That's 6mm bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (54mm).
More expensive by £31
The JVC GZ-R315 is £31 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Not as many stockists
The JVC GZ-R315 is only stocked by 7 sellers, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 20 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The JVC GZ-R315 has an average user score of 80%, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user rating of 83% (based on 192 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
10% smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 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.

12% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 595mm high camcorder. That's 473mm bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (595mm).
54% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a depth of 128mm. That's 68.5mm bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (128mm).
Older by two months
The Sony HDR-CX405 is two months older than the JVC GZ-R315.

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Maximum Aperture Value
6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
40.5 - 1620 26.8 - 804
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
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touch Sensitive Screen
 Touch sensitive screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 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
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Mode
 EP
 UXP
 XP+
 EP
 UXP
 XP+
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video & Photo Dual Shot
 Video & photo dual shot
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
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
 PCM
 AAC++
 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 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
 HDMI port
 HDMI port
Composite Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out 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
 S-Video out port
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
11.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Built-in NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Charging Source
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
288g 215g
BEST
Height
122mm
BEST
595mm
Depth
59.5mm
BEST
128mm
Width
60mm 54mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 (Win) Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

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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