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JVC GZ-R315 vs Panasonic HC-W570

JVC GZ-R315 vs Panasonic HC-W570

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JVC GZ-R315
Panasonic HC-W570

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
50x bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 50x bigger than the Panasonic HC-W570 (150x). 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.

2.1 higher maximum aperture number Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is only a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.1 lower).
6 Reasons For
0.0099999999999998MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a total megapixels of 2.51MP, however the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 2.5MP sensor camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP smaller). 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
Panasonic HC-W570 is 50x (optical), but the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 40x (optical) camcorder (10x smaller). 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.

230,800 pixels higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

15% bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 28 Mbit/s, however the JVC GZ-R315 is only a 24 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (4 Mbit/s smaller).
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 266g weight camcorder. That's 22g lighter than the JVC GZ-R315 (266g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
A little smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a total megapixels of 2.5MP, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 2.51MP sensor camcorder (0.0099999999999998MP bigger). 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
JVC GZ-R315 is only 40x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 50x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). 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.

Two times lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (230,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

17% smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 24 Mbit/s, however the Panasonic HC-W570 is a 28 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (4 Mbit/s bigger).
8% heavier Edit
The JVC GZ-R315 is a 288g weight camcorder. That's 22g heavier than the Panasonic HC-W570 (266g). 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
Only 3 stores sells the JVC GZ-R315, however 5 stores sell the Panasonic HC-W570. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
3 Reasons Against
34% smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 150x (digital) camcorder. That's 50x smaller than the JVC GZ-R315 (150x). 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.

A lot lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-W570 is a 4.2 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the JVC GZ-R315 is a 6.3 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.1 higher).
Over one year older
The Panasonic HC-W570 is older than the JVC GZ-R315 by 13 months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.5MP 2.51MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.2MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
40x 50x
BEST
Digital Zoom
200x
BEST
150x
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
BEST
4.2
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
40.5 - 1620 28 - 1740
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.9 - 116 2.06 - 103

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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5 - 0.0005
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.04 - 0.000125

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 4lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 28 Mbit/s
BEST
Capture Modes
 EP
 UXP
 EP
 UXP
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 640 x 480
 4224 x 2376
 3408 x 2272
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3680 x 2760
 4224 x 2376
BEST
 3680 x 2760
 4224 x 2376

Audio

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
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 1

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)
57h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
57.8h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Built-in Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
5V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh
BEST
1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Continuous Video Playback Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,940h
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
288g 266g
BEST
Height
122mm 62mm
Depth
59.5mm 129mm
Width
60mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
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
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Freezeproof
 Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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