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JVC GZ-RX115

JVC GZ-RX115 Camcorder

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10MP 1/5.8 290g May 2014
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 4.5H long-life internal battery. Features a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor, Auto Illumi. Light, Optical 40x Zoom, Advanced Image Stabiliser, AVCHD Progressive... More
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10 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This big sensor size camcorder was given a "Design Award" by Ixbt.com who thought that this video camera was carefully designed.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

JVC has good average ratings for its big sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-RX115 is 14x. When compared to other camcorders of this age and type, the optical zoom of the JVC GZ-RX115 of 40 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 40x (optical) camcorders currently available including the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price], or the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] both from JVC which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-RX115 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-RX115 also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price], the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-RX115 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-RX115 also are Full HD.

Alternative Full HD camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price], the Toshiba Camileo X450[plb_1726670_price], or the Sony NEX-EA50M[plb_2963132_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-RX115, the GZ-RX115 has an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available which you might want to look at including the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price], the Toshiba Camileo X450[plb_1726670_price], or the Sony NEX-EA50M[plb_2963132_price] which has better reviews.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-RX115 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. This JVC video camera also supports an SD 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-RX115 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-RX115 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the NEX-EA50M[pl_2963132_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic HX-WA10[plb_83147_price].

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Small

With a width of only 60 millimeters, the JVC GZ-RX115 is one of the smaller video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 15mm to 230mm, and the average width is 87mm.

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Very Small

The heights of big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-RX115 range from 22mm to 240mm, and the average height is 100mm. The GZ-RX115 is fairly small (only 59.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One JVC GZ-RX115 reviewer who bought this camcorder wrote that it did not have a good case. Last year Michel mentioned on Amazon “Upon inspection there is no lens cover, just a clear plastic casing which could be scratched even with a scratch-resistant coating”.

One JVC GZ-RX115 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was not good looking. Phil Smith mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Regulations aside it is pretty poor that once again Amazon have bought in cheaper EU products”.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the GZ-RX115 do not have an interchangeable lens. The GZ-RX115 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an interchangeable lens and we think the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], the NEX-EA50[pl_1464417_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the JVC GZ-RX115 is 1/5.8". That's 33% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91". Across all video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-RX115 the best optical sensor size is 1/1.3" and the worst is 2/3".

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Not 3D Compatible

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-RX115 are not 3D compatible. The JVC GZ-RX115 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the HX-DC1[pl_1109289_price], or the HC-V707[pl_1350701_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony HDR-TD30[plb_1609481_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-RX115 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider including the Sharp HC-W850[plb_2224112_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-RX115 is not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to consider the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price], or the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-RX115, the GZ-RX115 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ580[pl_409855_price], the HDR-PJ650[pl_1610617_price], or the HDR-PJ810[pl_2109575_price] all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-RX115 the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the GZ-RX115 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-RX115.

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Very Small Maximum Fash Memory Capacity

With a maximum fash memory capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the GZ-RX115 has a fairly small maximum fash memory capacity compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-RX115. The smallest maximum fash memory capacity of camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-RX115 is 8GB and the biggest is 96GB.

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Very Low Movie Megapixel Count

The average movie megapixel count of similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years is 8.5MP. The GZ-RX115 has one of the lower movie megapixel counts (only 2.5 megapixels) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-RX115

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the GZ-RX115 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price], and the GY-HM70[pl_2007664_price] both from JVC or the Panasonic HC-V750[plb_2197141_price] is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the NEX-FS700R[pl_2635479_price] (3.5"), or the NEX-FS700E[pl_2941061_price] (3.5") both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 4.5 hours, the GZ-RX115 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-RX115.

We compared all the other 4.5h battery life video cameras to this video camera and we think the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price], and the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] both from JVC which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

At 290 grams, the GZ-RX115 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-RX115.

There are a number of alternative 290g weight video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA30[plb_1874367_price].

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Average Digital Zoom

At 100 times zoom factor, the GZ-RX115 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GZ-RX115.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 100x (digital) video cameras currently available including the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] which has better reviews.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Protection Feature
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Life
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Technical Details
Dust-Resistant

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

8 May 2014

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Michel
(Verified Purchase)

Product arrived and upon inspection there is no lens cover, just a clear plastic casing which could be scratched even with a scratch-resistant coating. The WiFi also didn't work despite me having... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Folks this is the second JVC camera in 2 days that is not suitable for the British market. It also has a 2 pin continental plug!!

The camcorder arrived and when opened it had a 2 pin... Read more…

Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Gem Rental Ltd
(Verified Purchase)

Camera very good, if I ever sort out the Wi-Fi to connect to PC--complex.

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzrx115, gzrx115b, gzrx115be, gzrx115beu
Barcodes 04975769422614

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