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JVC GZ-R315 vs Sony HDR-CX405

JVC GZ-R315 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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JVC GZ-R315
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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
9% bigger total megapixels Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a total megapixels of 2.5MP. That's 0.21MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 40x (optical). That's 10x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (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.

Larger display diagonal Edit
JVC GZ-R315 is 3" screen size. That's 0.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

5 Reasons For
A lot bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 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.

1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 230,400 pixels display resolution. That's 400 pixels higher than the JVC GZ-R315 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

73g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215g, however the JVC GZ-R315 is a 288g weight camcorder (73g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

19 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Slightly better user reviews
Based on 205 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 84%, however the average rating of the JVC GZ-R315 is 80% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 200x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 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.

1% lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 400 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

73g heavier Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a weight of 288g, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (73g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
The JVC GZ-R315 is only stocked by 3 sellers, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 22 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
User review Rating is a little Worse
The JVC GZ-R315 has an average user score of 80%, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user rating of 84% (based on 205 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
10% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 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.

12% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a display diagonal of 2.7". That's 0.3" smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-CX405 is 17 months older than the JVC GZ-R315.

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

Date Released

12 months Ago 29 months Ago

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
6.3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
40.5 - 1620 26.8 - 804
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
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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
 Built-in light

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 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
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 10
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Red
 White
 Orange
 Black
 Red
 White
 Orange
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
 EP
 UXP
 EP
 UXP
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
 1080p
 1080i
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
 Dual shot (video & photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 EXIF
 JPG
 EXIF
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
 PCM
 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 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
57h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
57.8h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Built-in NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Charging Source
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
288g 215g
BEST
Height
122mm 595mm
Depth
59.5mm 128mm
Width
60mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 (Win) Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AC
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Power Consumption
2.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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