JVC GZ-R315 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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JVC GZ-R315
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 2.5MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.21MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP). 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.

25% bigger optical zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has an optical zoom of 40x. That's 10x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (30x). 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.

37% higher maximum aperture number Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 6.3 maximum aperture value. That's 2.3 higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (4).
A little lighter Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a weight of 288g, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (20g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5 Reasons For
150x bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 350x (digital), but the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 200x (digital) camcorder (150x smaller). 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 230,800 pixels higher than the JVC GZ-R315 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

52% bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder. That's 26 Mbit/s bigger than the JVC GZ-R315 (50 Mbit/s).
4 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Considerably better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92%, however the average rating of the JVC GZ-R315 is 80% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
150x smaller digital zoom Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is only 200x (digital), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (150x bigger). 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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution. That's 230,800 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 24 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder. That's 26 Mbit/s smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (50 Mbit/s).
Less retailers
The JVC GZ-R315 is only stocked by 3 stores, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is stocked by 7 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The JVC GZ-R315's average user score is 80%, however the Sony HDR-PJ620's is 92% (based on 36 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.21MP smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (2.29MP). 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.

34% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x. That's 10x smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (30x). 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.

58% lower maximum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 4 maximum aperture value. That's 2.3 lower than the JVC GZ-R315 (4).
Marginally heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, however the JVC GZ-R315 is a 288g weight camcorder (20g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by two months
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is two months older than the JVC GZ-R315.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.5MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
200x 350x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3
BEST
4
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
40.5 - 1620 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.9 - 116 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Internal Storage Capacity
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 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 of Product
 Black
 Black
Shock Proof Up to
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Up to
5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Protection Features
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
 Water resistant
 Dust resistant
 Shock resistant
 Freeze resistant
International Protection (IP) Code
 IPX8
 IPX8

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
24 Mbit/s 50 Mbit/s
BEST
Capture Modes
 EP
 UXP
 EP
 UXP
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 50fps
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
 Dual shot (video & photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 3680 x 2760
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 3680 x 2760
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Wind Filter
 Wind filter
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
11.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Built-in NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
288g
BEST
308g
Height
122mm 66.5mm
Depth
59.5mm 130.5mm
Width
60mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 (Win) Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
 USB
 AV
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant
 Freeze-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Consumption
2.2 W Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
 USB charging
 USB charging
Freezeproof
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
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