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JVC GZ-R310 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 288g Mar 2015
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"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 5H long-life internal battery. Features a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance, 3.0" Touch Panel LCD, Optical 40x Zoom, and Advanced... More
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JVC Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Small sensor size camcorders produced by JVC have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that JVC also has good ratings across its entire range.

Full HD

Full HD

The GZ-R310 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which is cheaper; or the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price], and the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-R310 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R310 also have an HDMI port.

Alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to look at include a cheaper video camera such as the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] or you might consider a higher rated video camera such as the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price].

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R310 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. The smallest optical zoom of small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R310 is 10x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 40x (optical) camcorders currently available including the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] which is cheaper.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x and higher rated).

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-R310 is 0.67h and the longest is 5h. The JVC GZ-R310 has a fairly long battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-R310.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 5h battery life camcorders currently available including the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] which is cheaper.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GZ-R310 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R310.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-R310 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price], and the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

The average maximum aperture value of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GZ-R310 is 4.9. The JVC GZ-R310 has a fairly high maximum aperture value (6.3) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-R310.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Long Video Recording Time

At 11.5 hours, the GZ-R310 has a very long video recording time compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-R310. The average video recording time of camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R310 is 6.9h.

There are a number of alternative 11.5h video recording time video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper camcorders such as the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price].

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The GZ-R310 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago. This JVC video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-R310. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Very Small

The GZ-R310 is quite small (only 59.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The depths of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-R310 range from 59mm to 270mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 3680 x 2760| 1440 x 1080| 1920 x 1080| 640 x 480, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year, the GZ-R310 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 100 times zoom factor, the GZ-R310 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-R310. Across all the camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-R310 the digital zooms range from 6x to 3,000x.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The JVC GZ-R310 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-R310 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-R310 do not have a night mode. The GZ-R310 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R310, the JVC GZ-R310 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-R310 do not have a built-in projector. The GZ-R310 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVC|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most commonly found video format on camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R310

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Screen Size

The GZ-R310 has a fairly average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-R310.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen size camcorders currently available including the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price], or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 288 grams, the GZ-R310 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R310.

Other 288g weight video cameras currently available that you might want to look at include the JVC GZ-R315[plb_2791886_price] which is cheaper.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] (235g and higher rated) or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] (266g and cheaper).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Protection Feature
International Protection Code
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 03595980009824, 04975769430664

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