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JVC GZ-VX815
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JVC GZVX815BEK Camcorder

12.8MP 1/2.3 235g Feb 2013
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Features a 12.8M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor and F1.2 Super Bright & 29.4mm Wide Angle Lens. Strengthened Wi-Fi Wireless Functions and iFrame Recording take mobile use to the next level, while... More
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20 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Several JVC GZ-VX815 owners who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Mr. S. J. Fitton rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon last year “It can be a bit of a bind as its native format is unusable with the programme's i have, that said its a great camera, pocket sized, easy to use”. Mr. S. J. Fitton also wrote “The quality is awsome, so i am giving it 5 stars due to its ease of use and video quality”.

Good Product Quality

One person who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Mr. S. J. Fitton mentioned on Amazon last year “The quality is very good”.

Good Quality Lens

One JVC GZ-VX815 owner who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. Mr. S. J. Fitton wrote in their review of the JVC GZ-VX815 “It has several zoom modes, 2 useful, 1 insane as its digital” and scored it very highly.

JVC Has Good Video Camera Reviews

JVC is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and JVC also has good ratings for its big sensor size video cameras.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-VX815, the JVC GZ-VX815 has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-VX815 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-VX815.

There are a number of other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-VX815, the GZ-VX815 is Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price].

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-VX815 the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x. With a digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX815 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-VX815.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 235 grams, the JVC GZ-VX815 is one of the lighter comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-VX815 amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The weights of camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 65g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 670g.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is the most frequently found image stabiliser on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-VX815 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this spec and age. This camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of this spec and age support an SDHC memory card. This 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).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GZ-VX815.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera 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 JVC GZ-VX815 has a built-in display, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria Mini X[plb_2434399_price].

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|540p|720p video mode, which is the most frequently found video mode on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the JVC GZ-VX815 is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX815. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 1.2, the GZ-VX815 has one of the lowest minimum apertures amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The lowest minimum aperture of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-VX815 is 1.1, the highest is 11, and the average minimum aperture is 2.7.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the GZ-VX815 is more than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This JVC video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on camcorders of this age and spec. The cables included "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small

The smallest video camera of this spec and age is 22mm high and the biggest is 240mm. With a height of only 57 millimeters, the GZ-VX815 is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-VX815.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small

With a width of only 36 millimeters, the GZ-VX815 is fairly small compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX815. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 15mm and 230mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-VX815 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GZ-VX815 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX815 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-VX815 do not have a night mode. The GZ-VX815 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-VX815 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-VX815 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-VX815 the display resolutions range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 610,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the GZ-VX815 has a fairly low display resolution compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-VX815.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GZ-VX815 range from 2.3" to 7.6", and the average screen size is 3.1". With a screen size of only 3 inches, the GZ-VX815 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-VX815

Full HD HD Type

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

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Released Over Three Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-VX815 over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX815 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on big sensor size video cameras that have been around for 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
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
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
Geotagging
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Video & Photo Dual Shot
Still Image
Image Format
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Photo Mode
The Windows Operating System

Expert Reviews

14 June 2014

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Excellent image quality
Extensive WiFi features
Stylish, compact chassis
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Manual lens cover closing
Almost no discrete control buttons
Manual settings in full menu only
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Mr. S. J. Fitton

As no one has reviewed this camera and i purchased one when it first came out, i will give you some information as to how good this really is, you need to put a decent fast memory card in this, It... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzvx815, jvc gzvx815b, jvc gzvx815bu, jvc gzvx815bus, jvc gzvx815busm
Barcodes 00046838067174, 04975769407895

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