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JVC GZ-R315
GZR315

£249.99
JVC GZ-R315
91
Reviews
6 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
61
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
74
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and classic 40x optical zoom, 288g camcorder, with a low price. This camcorder has a good video quality, good zoom and it's easy to use.
40x 288g 2.5MP 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Jun 2015
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With outstanding reviews and excellent features, we have ranked the JVC GZ-R315 number 83 across all camcorders.

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Kagoo Score
91
Reviews
87
Features
74
Value for Money
73
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This JVC camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
K2 technology in REC mode
Memory card slot for sdxc/sdhc/sd
40x optical zoom / 60x dynamic zoom / 200x digital zoom
1/5.8-inch 2.5m pixel back-illuminated CMOS
Mobile user guide optimised for smartphone viewing
Works with imovie and final cut pro X
Pixela everio mediabrowser 4 provided (for windows(r))

What is the Kagoo Score?

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The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Reviews

Average Review Score

4 stars (6 reviews)

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of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the JVC GZ-R315?

Video Quality
4
0
Lens System
4
0
Ease of Use
4
0
Robustness
2
2
Price
2
0
Some Owners Thought it Was Priced Reasonably
  • Good value for money,arrived in time for xmas.
    Peb - Amazon 19 Jan 2016
  • Good value for money,arrived in time for xmas.
    Peb - Amazon 19 Jan 2016
  • One Person Thought it Was Robust
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    Some People Thought it Was Easy to Use

    Two people thought that the JVC GZ-R315 was easy to use.

  • 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 ...
    Stephen cross - Amazon 9 Jul 2016
  • ... plug, not a UK one. 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 ...
    CyPho45 - Amazon 3 Jul 2016
  • Some Owners Thought it Had a Good Lens

    Two people thought that the JVC GZ-R315 had a good zoom.

  • Comes with a European plug, not a UK one. Product itself is excellent. Good zoom, picture, and easy to use. Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense ...
    CyPho45 - Amazon 3 Jul 2016
  • ... around the pool. This beats many action cams in that it has Zoom and it's a great zoom too. The software that is bundled with the camera is actually onboard ...
    Ms Taylor - Amazon 2 Oct 2015
  • Some People Thought it Had Great Video Quality

    Three people thought that the JVC GZ-R315 had a good video quality.

  • Great Video Camera. A great camera, particularly for the price. Bought for filming sports outside so I needed something to use in all weathers. The battery ...
    MR N C MAINGAY - Amazon 22 Mar 2016
  • Great video quality, but cannot burn to blu ray. Try to ask jvc for help, it will not happen.useless aftersales. Waste of money. Great picture, good quality ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 14 Jul 2015
  • ... will not happen.useless aftersales. Waste of money. Great picture, good quality video but it does what it does, no versatility, no lens cap, little in ...
    Amazon Customer - Amazon 14 Jul 2015
  • How Good Are JVC Camcorders?

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    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    Bigger than average optical zoom
    Has an image stabilizer
    Longer than average maximum battery life
    Supports HDMI
    3680x2760 still image resolution
    Larger than average maximum memory card size
    Has a wind filter
    Has a self-timer
    Higher than average maximum aperture number
    Has a built-in microphone
    Has a face detection
    Longer than average video recording time
    Freeze-resistant
    Full HD
    Average weight
    Average display diagonal
    Average digital zoom
    Very small total megapixels
    Only 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution
    Does not have a built-in flash
    Does not support PictBridge

    What the Reviews Say

    Some people thought it was easy to use
    Some owners thought it had a good lens
    Some people thought it had great video quality
    Very Small Total Megapixels

    Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the GZ-R315 of only 2.5MP is in the smallest 17% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Resolution

    This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on video cameras. §.

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    Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

    The average optical zoom of all video cameras is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 78x. The optical zoom of the JVC GZ-R315 of 40x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 12% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "optical zoom" mean? Less Edit
    Average Weight
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    The GZ-R315's weight of 288g is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 39% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "weight" mean? Less Edit
    Has an Image Stabilizer

    The JVC GZ-R315 has an image stabilizer, as do 61% of video cameras.

    What is an image stabilizer? Less Edit
    Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life
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    The JVC GZ-R315's maximum battery life of 5h is in the longest 11% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average maximum battery life of all video cameras is 4.2h, with the shortest being 0.16h and the longest being 93h.

    What does "maximum battery life" mean? Less Edit
    Supports HDMI
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    The JVC GZ-R315 supports HDMI, as do 63% of video cameras.

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    Average Display Diagonal
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    The display diagonal of the GZ-R315 of 3" is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 52% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

    What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
    Average Digital Zoom

    The JVC GZ-R315's digital zoom of 200x is pretty typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 44% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

    What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Edit
    3680x2760 Still Image Resolution
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    The GZ-R315 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3680x2760. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). Across all camcorders the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best). §.

    What does "still image resolution" mean? Less Edit
    Larger Than Average Maximum Memory Card Size

    The maximum memory card sizes of video cameras range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 62GB. The maximum memory card size of the GZ-R315 of 128GB is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 80% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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    Has a Wind Filter

    The GZ-R315 has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a wind filter.

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    Has a Self-Timer

    The GZ-R315 has a self-timer, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a self-timer.

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    Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

    The GZ-R315 does not have a built-in flash. 85% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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    Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

    The maximum aperture number of the GZ-R315 of 6.3 is higher than 83% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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    Has a Built-in Microphone
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    The GZ-R315 has a built-in microphone. 51% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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    Has a Face Detection

    The GZ-R315 has a face detection. 74% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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    Longer Than Average Video Recording Time
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    The video recording time of the GZ-R315 of 57.8h is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 8% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the video recording times range from 0.45h to 95h, and the average video recording time is 15h.

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    Freeze-Resistant

    The GZ-R315 is freeze-resistant, unlike 95% of video cameras which are not freeze-resistant.

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    Full HD
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    The GZ-R315 is Full HD, as are 57% of video cameras.

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    Does Not Support PictBridge

    Like most other video cameras, the GZ-R315 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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    74
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    The chart below compares the value for money of the JVC GZ-R315 (the red dot) against some of its competitors (the blue dots). Hover on a blue dot to see additional info for each competitor. Click the dot to view that product.

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    What the Reviews Say

    Some owners thought it was priced reasonably
    73
    Age

    JVC GZ-R315 Release Date

    June 2015

    JVC released the GZ-R315 in June 2015.

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    In June 2017 two new JVC video cameras were released making it the biggest month that year for new JVC camcorder releases. The biggest month in 2016 for new JVC camcorder releases was December, with four new JVC video cameras released that month. June was the biggest month in 2015 for new JVC camcorders, with three new JVC camcorders released that month.

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    How Fast Do JVC Camcorder Prices Drop After Release?

    In the first 6 months after release, JVC video cameras drop in price by 5% on average.

    That means that on a typical JVC video camera costing £1,201 you could save on average £59 by waiting 6 months before buying.

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    JVC GZ-R315 Specification

    Key Features
    Optical Zoom
    Weight
    Total Megapixels
    Max Video Resolution
    Lens System
    Digital Zoom
    Image Stabilizer
    Interchangeable Lens
    Minimum Aperture Number
    Maximum Aperture Number
    Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
    Focal Length Range (F-F)
    Video
    Full HD
    Maximum Frame Rate
    HD Type
    Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
    Capture Modes
    Supported Video Modes
    Video Formats Supported
    HD-Ready
    Dual Shot (Video & Photo)
    Image Sensor
    Optical Sensor Size
    Sensor Type
    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
    3D
    Camcorder Type
    On Screen Display (OSD)
    Supported Aspect Ratios
    Self-Timer Delay
    On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
    Design
    Colour
    Shock Proof Up to
    Waterproof Up to
    Protection Features
    International Protection (IP) Code
    Still Image
    Still Image Resolution
    Image Formats Supported
    Maximum Image Resolution
    Audio
    Built-in Microphone
    Wind Filter
    Audio System
    Ports & Interfaces
    HDMI
    PictBridge
    USB 2.0 Port
    Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
    S-Video Out
    Mini HDMI Port
    USB Connectivity
    Battery
    Maximum Battery Life
    Video Recording Time
    Battery Type
    Battery Voltage
    Battery Capacity
    Charging Source
    Weight & Dimensions
    Height
    Depth
    Width
    Packaging Content
    AC Adapter Included
    Bundled Software
    Cables Included
    Technical Details
    Power Consumption
    Freeze-Resistant
    Dustproof
    Self-Timer
    USB Charging
    Freezeproof

    Product Identifiers

    Manufacturer Part Numbers

    discounts io118gf, bargains io118gf, jvc gzr315deu, jvc io121ns, jvc io118gf, jvc io121nc, gzr315beu

    Barcodes

    04975769430671, 04975769430688, 04975769430695, 04975769430701

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