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JVC GZ-RX515
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JVC GZ-RX515 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 292g CMOS Dec 2015
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12 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Two JVC GZ-RX515 reviewers who purchased this camcorders reckoned that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com rated the JVC GZ-RX515 4 stars and said in their JVC GZ-RX515 review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The JVC Everio GZ-RX515BE is a fairly standard HD camcorder in a rugged body, for a reasonable price”.

Good Size

One person who bought this camcorders concluded that it was a good body shape. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review “The JVC Everio GZ-RX515BE is a fairly standard HD camcorder in a rugged body, for a reasonable price”.

Robust

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Trustedreviews.com wrote in their review last year “The JVC Everio GZ-RX515BE is a fairly standard HD camcorder in a rugged body, for a reasonable price”.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average JVC small sensor size camcorders have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all camcorders produced by JVC.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-RX515 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-RX515.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-RX515 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-RX515 also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-RX515 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-RX515. The smallest optical zoom of small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-RX515 is 20x and the biggest is 50x.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] (50x), the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] (50x), or the HC-V180[pl_3191135_price] (50x) all from Panasonic.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that came out in the last 12 months the battery lifes range from 1.2h to 7.2h. With a battery life of 5 hours, the GZ-RX515 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst video cameras of this age.

If this JVC video camera battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Sony HXR-NX5R[plb_3863018_price] (7.2h).

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-RX515 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for the last year. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all latest small sensor size camcorders.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-RX515 has a built-in display, as do most of the other new small sensor size camcorders.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-RX515 is more than most recently released comparable spec video cameras. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders that have been around for the last year. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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3680 X 2760 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-RX515 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. That's 11% more maximum image resolution than a 4032 x 2272 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all new camcorders the maximum image resolution ranges from 2304 x 1296 pixels to 5440 x 3056 pixels.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who reviewed it reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Trusted Reviews said last year “Limited manual controls” in their review.

Not Full HD

The GZ-RX515 is not Full HD, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-RX515 are also not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-RX515 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-RX515 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-RX515 are not 3D compatible. The GZ-RX515 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-RX515, the JVC GZ-RX515 does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Canon Legria HF R76[plb_3192649_price] is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-RX515 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other new small sensor size camcorders are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-RX515 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-RX515 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of [4:3] 3680x2760| 1440x1080| 640x480| [16:9] 1920x1080, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution on camcorders that came out in the last year.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on new small sensor size camcorders.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of new camcorders range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The GZ-RX515 has a fairly low display resolution (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-RX515.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the new small sensor size camcorders the internal storage capacities range from 8GB to 16GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 12GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the GZ-RX515 has one of the smaller internal storage capacities amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-RX515

Released Twelve Months Ago

JVC released the GZ-RX515 twelve months ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the GZ-RX515 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-RX515.

If this JVC video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] (3.5").

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Average Weight

At 292 grams, the JVC GZ-RX515 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that came out in the last year.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the JVC GY-HM600[plb_3153524_price] (2.4kg), or the Canon XF205[plb_2510446_price] (1.6kg).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-RX515 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-RX515.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] (350x) which is also higher rated.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many recently released small sensor size camcorders.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Waterproof Depth
Video
HD Type
Video Format
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
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Freeze-Resistant
Dust-Resistant
Self-Timer

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzrx515, jvc gzrx515b
Barcodes 04975769430725

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See How Other Camcorders Compare to the JVC GZ-RX515

Canon Legria HF R76 vs JVC GZ-RX515

Canon Legria HF R76 vs JVC GZ-RX515
Canon Legria HF R76 JVC GZ-RX515
£ 229.00
940x Bigger Digital Zoom
A Lot Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Bigger Sensor Size
52g Lighter
Significantly Shorter Battery Life
8x Smaller Optical Zoom

Sony HDR-CX625B vs JVC GZ-RX515

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Sony HDR-CX625B JVC GZ-RX515
£ 423.20
Higher Still Image Resolution
230,800 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
43% Bigger Digital Zoom
One Month Newer
7 Times Worse Memory Card Type
Lower Maximum Image Resolution

Panasonic HC-V180 vs JVC GZ-RX515

Panasonic HC-V180 vs JVC GZ-RX515
Panasonic HC-V180 JVC GZ-RX515
£ 178.99
Bigger Digital Zoom
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