JVC GZ-R315 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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JVC GZ-R315
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
50x bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 50x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x). 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.

2.1 higher maximum aperture value Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a maximum aperture value of 6.3, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.1 lower).
Two times smaller Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 59.5mm deep, but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 129mm deep camcorder (69.5mm bigger).
£199 cheaper
The JVC GZ-R315 costs £49.99, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is £249.00.
7 Reasons For
0.0099999999999998MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a sensor size of 2.51MP, however the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 2.5MP sensor camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP smaller). 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
Panasonic HC-W570 is 50x (optical), but the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 40x (optical) camcorder (10x smaller). 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.

230,800 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels, whereas the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

15% bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 28 Mbit/s, however the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 24 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (4 Mbit/s smaller).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 22g lighter than the JVC GZ-R315 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a height of 62mm, however the JVC GZ-R315 is a 122mm high camcorder (60mm bigger).
Available from 1 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A little smaller sensor size Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a sensor size of 2.5MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP bigger). 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
JVC GZ-R315 is only 40x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). 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.

Two times lower display resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a display resolution of 230,000 pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

17% smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 24 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 28 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (4 Mbit/s bigger).
8% heavier Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 288g weight camcorder. That's 22g heavier than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

60mm bigger Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a height of 122mm, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 62mm high camcorder (60mm smaller).
Not as many stockists
Only 7 retailers sells the JVC GZ-R315, however 8 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-W570. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
5 Reasons Against
34% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder. That's 50x smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (150x). 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.

A lot lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a maximum aperture value of 4.2, whereas the JVC GZ-R315 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.1 higher).
69.5mm bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-W570 is 129mm deep, but the JVC GZ-R315 is a 59.5mm deep camcorder (69.5mm smaller).
£199 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-W570 is more expensive than the JVC GZ-R315 by £199.01.
One month older
The Panasonic HC-W570 is older than the JVC GZ-R315 by one month.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.5MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
150x
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
BEST
4.2
Focal Length
40.5 - 1620 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range
2.9 - 116 2.06 - 103

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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.04 - 0.000125

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display
 On screen display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 4lx
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 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
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s 28 Mbit/s
BEST
Capture Mode
 EP
 UXP
 XP+
 EP
 UXP
 XP+
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3680 x 2760
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 3680 x 2760
 4224 x 2376

Audio

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
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 1

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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
288g 266g
BEST
Height
122mm 62mm
BEST
Depth
59.5mm
BEST
129mm
Width
60mm 60mm

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

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
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