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JVC GZ-R15 Camcorder

10MP 1/5 286g CMOS Jul 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
Does not have good technical guidance

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Design

Good Product Quality

Two owners who purchased the product mentioned that it was good quality. Two years ago Andrew B. said “If you're looking for really high quality recording (i.e”. Andrew B. also wrote “In our case - there's no point having a slightly better (and barely noticeable) video quality, if you're going to be using it our” in his review.

Easy to Use

Two owners wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use. Peter G. gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “Just what I wanted and easy to use plus I ordered this item on Friday” in his review of this camcorder.

Robust

Two owners who bought it agreed that it was good at resisting water ingress. Andrew B. wrote on Amazon two years ago “Good piece of kit - great all rounder and waterproof too”. Andrew B. also said “You're getting a waterproof (to certain depths) device” in his review.


Price

Reasonably Priced

One person thought it was good value for money. Andrew B. mentioned on Amazon “This is a relatively cheap camcorder”.


Power

Good Battery Life

One customer who bought the JVC GZ-R15 thought it had a good battery life. Two years ago Andrew B. mentioned on Amazon “If you want a good all-rounder with good storage capacity, great battery life and the assurance that it can go pretty much anywhere then this is great” in his review of this camcorder and rated it the highest possible rating of 5 stars.


Good Screen

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it had a good screen. Amazon.co.uk gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and wrote “Rather for a combined spectral display and a waterfall display of a”.


Reviews

JVC Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked the reviews from users and experts of hundreds of video cameras to determine an average rating for each camcorder manufacturer. On average JVC camcorders have good ratings from experts and owners.


Lens System

Quite Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera is 23x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x. At 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R15 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GZ-R15 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R15 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The JVC GZ-R15 supports HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also support HDMI.

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The JVC GZ-R15 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Other Features

Waterproof

The JVC GZ-R15 is waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago also are waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-AZ1 (£259.99).

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of 10 megapixels, the JVC GZ-R15 has a fairly high effective megapixels (image) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The effective megapixels (image) of camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

One owner wrote in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Two years ago Amazon.co.uk mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Manual should have stated the card absolutely must have a single pcie 6-pin extra power cable attached” however despite that they gave it a rating of a maximum of 5 stars.


Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-R15 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders of this spec and age. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this camcorder. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1440 x 1080.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is actually the worst supported still image resolution across all similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

Across comparable types of camcorder the best supported still image resolution is 4608 x 3456.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The JVC GZ-R15 does not have a built-in light, although this is within the context that most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The JVC GZ-R15 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also do not have a built-in flash.

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Display

Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera is 400,000 pixels, and the display resolutions (numeric) range from 91,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the JVC GZ-R15 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the JVC GZ-R15 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ530 (£429.00) which has better reviews.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when JVC released the GZ-R15.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 4.5 hours, the JVC GZ-R15 has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,116.63) (4.75h).

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The JVC GZ-R15 has a pretty average weight (286 grams) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£201.44) (310g).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzr15white, gzr15reu, gzr15weu, gzr15beu
Barcodes 04975769420368, 04975769420375, 04975769422621

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