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JVC GZ-R310

JVC GZ-R310 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 288g Mar 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 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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11 Reasons For

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

JVC small total megapixels camcorders have good reviews on average and across all video cameras JVC is one of the superior brands.

Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R310 which are not Full HD, the GZ-R310 is Full HD.

Other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price], or the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago, the JVC GZ-R310 has an HDMI.

Other video cameras with an HDMI currently available that you might also want to look at include the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-W580EB-K[plb_3986509_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Canon Legria HF R78[plb_3192650_price].

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 5 hours, the GZ-R310 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R310. The average battery life (max) of camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R310 is 3h, and the battery life (max)s range from 1.2h to 5h.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GZ-R310 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this JVC 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 small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R310.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-R310 has a built-in display. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R310 also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-W580EB-K[plb_3986509_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Canon Legria HF R78[plb_3192650_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Long Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-R310 is 8.6h. When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R310, the JVC GZ-R310's video recording time of 11.5 hours is one of the longest.

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3680 X 2760 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the JVC GZ-R310 is 3680 x 2760 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.

A 3680 x 2760 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best maximum image resolution across all similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-R310.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum image resolution is the worst maximum image resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-R310 is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than a year ago. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GZ-R310 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago which have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the HC-W580EB-K[pl_3986509_price], or the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-R310 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 100 times zoom factor, the GZ-R310 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-R310. Similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R310 have digital zooms of between 4x and 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 950x.

If this JVC video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] (350x and cheaper) or the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x and higher rated).

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Not 3D

Most camcorders that were launched more than a year ago are not 3D. The GZ-R310 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-R310 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-R310 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-R310 are not waterproof. The JVC GZ-R310 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-R310, the GZ-R310 does not have a built-in projector.

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7 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R310

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-R310 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the JVC GZ-R310 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-R310.

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Average Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-R310 has a relatively average optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R310.

If you want a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x and higher rated); or the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] (50x and cheaper), or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] (50x and cheaper) both from Panasonic.

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Average Weight

At 288 grams, the GZ-R310 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-R310.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] (266g).

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CMOS Sensor Type

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

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time 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
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Protection Features
International Protection (IP) Code
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 03595980009824, 04975769430664

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