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JVC GZ-R315
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JVC GZ-R315 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 288g Mar 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
JVCKENWOOD Corporation is introducing the JVC Everio All-Weather Cam models GZ-RX515, GZ-RX510, GZ-R315 and GZ-R310 featuring a Quad-Proof Structure that makes these camcorders ready for... More
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20 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 12 owner reviews this small total megapixels video camera has an overall owner rating of 80%.

Good Product Quality

Several customers who reviewed the product agreed that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Great video quality.”. Amazon Customer also said “Great picture, good quality video”. Last year Ms Taylor said on Amazon “Brilliant little camera - Great HD Quality”.

Good Quality Lens

A few JVC GZ-R315 owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good zoom. Ms Taylor rated the JVC GZ-R315 5 stars and mentioned in their JVC GZ-R315 review on Amazon “This beats many action cams in that it has Zoom and it's a great zoom too”.

One customer who bought it reckoned that it had a good lens.

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Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed the product considered that it was good value for money. Peb said in their review of the JVC GZ-R315 in December this year “Good value”.

Easy to Use

Some people who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. In December this year Stephen Cross said on Amazon “Very easy to use” in his review and scored the product 4 stars.

Robust

One customer who reviewed it said that it was well made. Cypho45 wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense”.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

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

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Full HD

Full HD

The GZ-R315 is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R315 which are not Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon XA30[plb_3118750_price], or the Panasonic HC-V380[plb_3189445_price].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the GZ-R315 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The JVC GZ-R315 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than a year also have an HDMI.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-R315 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-R315. Similar spec video cameras that were released one year ago have optical zooms of between 10x and 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GZ-R315 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders of this age and type. Most camcorders of this spec and age 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 actually the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of this type and age.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is SD.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R315, the JVC GZ-R315 has a built-in display.

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Very High Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of video cameras of this type and age range from 1,700mAh to 5,200mAh. The battery capacity of the GZ-R315 of 5,200 milliamperes * hour is one of the highest amongst small total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3680 X 2760 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The GZ-R315 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

A 3680 x 2760 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-R315.

The worst maximum image resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balances

The GZ-R315 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This JVC camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders of a similar type and age to the GZ-R315. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

The GZ-R315 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480 (which is also supported by this video camera). This camcorder also support a still image resolution(s) of 3680 x 2760 and 1440 x 1080. The worst still image resolution of all comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-R315 is 640 x 480 and the best is 3408 x 2272.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One JVC GZ-R315 owner who reviewed it considered that it did not have a good battery life. Mr N C Maingay said on Amazon “The battery doesn't seem to be affected in the cold at all” in his review of the JVC GZ-R315 but in spite of that he still scored this camcorder very highly.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-R315 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-R315 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

Most small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-R315 are not 3D. The GZ-R315 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R315, the JVC GZ-R315 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-R315, the GZ-R315 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year, the GZ-R315 does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of video cameras of this age and type is 24 Mbit/s, the biggest is 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 33 Mbit/s. At only 24 megabits per second, the JVC GZ-R315 has a quite small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R315.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-R315 the internal storage capacitys range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 16GB. The GZ-R315 has one of the smaller internal storage capacitys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst video cameras of this age.

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9 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R315

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This small total megapixels video camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 128 gigabytes, the JVC GZ-R315 has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the JVC GZ-R315 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R315.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available including the Legria HF R606[pl_2697379_price], or the Vixia HF R600[pl_2835293_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF G25[plb_3118843_price] (3.5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 5 hours, the GZ-R315 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-R315.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-R315 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-R315.

If this small total megapixels video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 288 grams, the GZ-R315 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R315.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] (266g), or the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] (288g).

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Average Video Recording Time

At 11.5 hours, the GZ-R315 has a relatively average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R315.

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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 comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age 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
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
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)
Supported Aspect Ratios
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
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
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
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Freeze-Resistant
Power Consumption
Dustproof
Self-Timer
USB Charging
Freezeproof

Expert Reviews

20 July 2015

"Quad Proof" nennt JVC den Schutz vor Wasser, Stössen, Staub und Frost JVC liefert mit dem Everio GZ-R315 einen handlichen Familiencamcorder, der dank seiner Robustheit auch bei rauen Einsätzen...

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 9 July 2016 by Stephen cross
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to use. Good quality images. Easy to transfer to PC for storage. Came with the necessary software. Only minor complaint is that you can hear the zoom being used when it is played back on... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by CyPho45
(Verified Purchase)

Product itself is excellent. Good zoom, picture, and easy to use. Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense. Haven't tested its hardiness to full ability... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by MR N C MAINGAY
(Verified Purchase)

A great camera, particularly for the price. Bought for filming sports outside so I needed something to use in all weathers. The battery doesn't seem to be affected in the cold at all and I've used... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2016 by Peb
(Verified Purchase)

Good value for money,arrived in time for xmas.

Reviewed 2 October 2015 by Ms Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant little camera - Great HD Quality. All the basic essentials that you need plus it's waterproof. Great for the beach or around the pool. This beats many action cams in that it has Zoom and... Read more…

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