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JVC GZ-R15
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JVC GZ-R15 Camcorder

10MP 1/5.8 286g CMOS Jul 2014
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"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 4.5H long-life internal battery. Features a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance, 3.0" Touch Panel LCD, Optical 40x Zoom, and Advanced... More
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19 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it was good quality. Andrew B. said on Amazon two years ago “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” and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Andrew B. also wrote “If you're looking for really high quality recording (i.e”.

Easy to Use

A few people who reviewed the product agreed that it was easy to use. Peter G. rated it as very good and he mentioned in his review of the JVC GZ-R15 on Amazon “Just what I wanted and easy to use plus I ordered this item on Friday”.

Reasonably Priced

One person considered that the product was a bargain for the price. Andrew B. wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “This is a relatively cheap camcorder”. One customer considered that this camcorder was good value for money. Andrew B. said on Amazon “Camera's will suffer from, unless you want to spend a really good chunk of money” in his review of the JVC GZ-R15.

Robust

A number of people who bought the JVC GZ-R15 concluded that it was good at resisting water ingress. Andrew B. scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Good piece of kit - great all rounder and waterproof too”. Andrew B. also said “You're getting a waterproof (to certain depths) device”.

Good Battery Life

One person who bought the JVC GZ-R15 considered that it had a good battery life. Andrew B. wrote 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” and scored it 5 stars.

Good Brand

JVC is one of the superior video camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and JVC also has good reviews for its medium total megapixels camcorders.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras of a comparable type and age to the GZ-R15 the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 24x. With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R15 has one of the bigger optical zooms amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GZ-R15 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R15, the JVC GZ-R15 has an HDMI.

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Waterproof

Unlike most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-R15 which are not waterproof, the JVC GZ-R15 is waterproof.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

The JVC GZ-R15 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of a comparable type and age to it. This JVC video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it support 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).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-R15.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is MicroSD (Transflash).

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

Video cameras of this spec and age have effective megapixels (image)s of between 1.3MP and 16MP. 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 medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-R15 has a built-in display. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in display.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the JVC GZ-R15 is more than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The cables includeds "AC" and "AV" are also found on this JVC camcorder.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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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 similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the JVC GZ-R15 is more than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R15. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R15 are not Full HD. The JVC GZ-R15 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you want a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-R15 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-R15 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-R15 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-R15 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-R15 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price].

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when JVC released the GZ-R15.

Average Display Diagonal

The JVC GZ-R15 has a pretty average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the GZ-R15.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 4.5 hours, the JVC GZ-R15 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you want a camcorder with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Sony HXR-MC2500E[plb_2750474_price] (4.75h).

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Average Weight

At 286 grams, the JVC GZ-R15 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GZ-R15.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (310g).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R15 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Number of CCDs
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Protection Features
Video
HD Type
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Waterproof

Expert Reviews

30 September 2014

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User Reviews

(2)
(Verified Purchase)

Just what I wanted and easy to use plus I ordered this item on Friday afternoon and it arrived the following morning (Wow).

Reviewed 2 February 2015 by Andrew B. "Drew"
(Verified Purchase)

Despite the fact that our phones and even our Sony camera have high res video recording, we always said that when we had children we'd buy a standalone camera.

I naturally defaulted to... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzr15w, gzr15b, gzr15r, gzr15we, gzr15be, gzr15re, gzr15reu, gzr15weu, gzr15beu, gzr15white
Barcodes 04975769420368, 04975769420375, 04975769422621

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