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JVC GZ-EX515

JVC GZ-EX515 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 250g CMOS Feb 2013
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22 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Two JVC GZ-EX515 owners mentioned that it was easy to use. Macworld.co.uk mentioned “Easy to use, quiet and silkily smooth zoom action, longer lens range than rivals here” but despite that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

Several customers mentioned that it was wifi compatible.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet.

Good Quality Lens

One JVC GZ-EX515 reviewer considered that it had a good zoom.

Reasonably Priced

One JVC GZ-EX515 owner who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Three years ago Macworld.co.uk wrote in their JVC GZ-EX515 review “Wi-Fi built in, intutive to use via flip-out touchscreen LCD, affordable price”.

Robust

One JVC GZ-EX515 owner who reviewed it wrote that it was well made.

Nice Design

One person concluded that the JVC GZ-EX515 was smooth.

Good Technical Features

One person who reviewed the product said that it had good features. Expert review site Macworld.co.uk said “The latest generation GZ-EX515 features a re-designed Wi-Fi antenna, yet the headline functions, build” .

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average JVC small total megapixels video cameras have good ratings compared to other brands as do all camcorders built by JVC.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

The GZ-EX515 has one of the larger maximum memory card sizes (128 gigabytes) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The smallest maximum memory card size of camcorders of this spec and age is 8GB and the largest is 130GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 128GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price], the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price], or the JVC GZ-E105[plb_1876013_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 92.6667 hours, the JVC GZ-EX515 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The battery life (max)s of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-EX515 range from 1h to 150h, and the average battery life (max) is 16h.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 92.6667h battery life video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the JVC GZ-E105[plb_1876013_price].

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] (145h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The GZ-EX515 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-EX515 also have an HDMI.

Alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R46[pl_1542433_price] both from Canon or the JVC GZ-E105[plb_1876013_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-EX515, the GZ-EX515 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Vixia HF R42[pl_1542156_price] both from Canon or the JVC GZ-E105[plb_1876013_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-EX515 have optical zooms of between 10x and 78x. With an optical zoom of 38 times zoom factor, the GZ-EX515 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

Other 38x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V500[plb_406538_price].

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the HC-V550[pl_2197140_price] (50x and higher rated), or the HC-V250[pl_2196460_price] (50x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the JVC GZ-RX110[plb_2635661_price] (40x and higher rated).

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GZ-EX515 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most video cameras of a similar age and type to it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera supports an SDHC compatible memory cards. 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 compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-EX515.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is the most commonly found image stabilizer type on camcorders that have been available for a comparable time 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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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-EX515 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-EX515.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Vivitar DVR426[plb_2058978_price], or the Canon Vixia HF R400[plb_1580899_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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3840 X 2160 Still Image Resolution(s)

The GZ-EX515 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-EX515. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this JVC camcorder. This video camera also support a still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 and 1440 x 1080. Across all comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4224 x 2376.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The GZ-EX515 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-EX515 the best maximum image resolution is 4224 x 2376 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Two White Balances

The GZ-EX515 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of this age and spec. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review site macworld.co.uk scored this small total megapixels video camera 60%. The camcorder expert review sites aren't convinced by this camcorder.

Not Full HD

The GZ-EX515 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the HDR-CX190EB[pl_363186_price], or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] both from Sony or the Canon Vixia HF R400[plb_1580899_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-EX515 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-EX515 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-EX515 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Legria FS406[pl_334116_price], or the Legria HF R36[pl_369699_price] both from Canon or the JVC GZ-HM30[plb_361770_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

Most video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GZ-EX515 are not 3D. The GZ-EX515 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-X909[plb_1760656_price], or the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the GZ-EX515 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-EX515 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector which you might also want to look at including the HDR-PJ220[pl_1537009_price], or the HDR-PJ320E[pl_1582785_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the GZ-EX515 is 330,000 pixels, and the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. The GZ-EX515 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-EX515 is more than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-EX515.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-EX515

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GZ-EX515 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-EX515.

We compared all the other 3" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], and the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V510[plb_1944085_price] is also worth considering.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the HXR-NX3[pl_2169464_price] (3.5"), or the HXR-NX3-VG1[pl_2634602_price] (3.5") both from Sony or the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-EX515 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

Other 200x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF M506[pl_369708_price] both from Canon or the JVC GZ-E100[plb_1724571_price].

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HDR-CX405[pl_2697190_price] (350x), the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] (350x), or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] (350x) all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Average Weight

The GZ-EX515 has a relatively average weight (250 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-EX515.

We compared all the other 250g weight camcorders to this video camera and we think the Legria HF R38[pl_1311736_price], the Legria HF R36[pl_369699_price], and the Legria HF R306[pl_369705_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of this spec and age.

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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 of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
External Flash Connector
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Geotagging
Progressive Scan
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Photo Mode

Expert Reviews

(2)
23 May 2013

The latest generation GZ-EX515 features a re-designed Wi-Fi antenna, yet the headline functions, build and perfomance otherwise feel very familiar Camcorder stalwart JVC?s newest Full HD video... Read more…

Easy to use, quiet and silkily smooth zoom action, longer lens range than rivals here
Wi-Fi built in, intutive to use via flip-out touchscreen LCD, affordable price
Plastic-y look and feel to body, standard entry level option
31 May 2014

JVC HD Everio GZ-EX515BEK là m?t máy quay cung c?p nh?ng tính n?ng ?n t??ng cùng ch?t l??ng hình ?nh t?t ? m?t m?c giá th?p ??n ?áng ng?c nhiên. Vì v?y Everio GZ-EX515BEK s? là m?t trong...

Excellent value for money
Good image quality for the price
WiFi connectivity
Dobra jako dwiku
Sterowanie i podgld przez WiFi
No independent shutter control
No independent aperture control
Limited range of scene modes
Bardzo saby akumulator
Mao precyzyjny ekran dotykowy

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzex515, gzex515b, gzex515be, gzex515beu, jvc gzex515, jvc gzex515b, jvc gzex515bu, jvc gzex515bus, jvc gzex515busm
Barcodes 04975769406966, 04975769430725

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