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JVC GZR415BEK Camcorder

£240.29
£204.95 £35.34 cheaper than 18 days ago
10MP 1/5 290g Mar 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Very large display diagonal
Has an image stabilizer
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Pricey

We think this medium total megapixels video camera looks expensive compared to other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago. We checked 16 comparable spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago and they range in price from £34 to £3,599.


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Released Over a Year Ago

JVC released the GZ-R415 in March 2016.


Reviews

Good Brand

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


Battery

Very Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of camcorders of this type and age is 2.2h, and the battery life (max) range from 1h to 5h. With a battery life (max) of 5 hours, the GZ-R415 has one of the longest battery life (max) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera is 2.7", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 4.3". When compared to other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder, the GZ-R415's display diagonal of 9 inches is one of the largest.

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Has a Touchscreen

The GZ-R415 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-R415 supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of their better review scores, the HDR-PJ410 (£231), or the HDR-CX405 both from Sony.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The JVC GZ-R415 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-R415 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the HDR-PJ410 (£231), or the HDR-CX405 both from Sony which and both of have better reviews.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

When compared to other camcorders of this spec and age that we have checked the optical zoom of, the GZ-R415's optical zoom of 40 times zoom factor is one of the biggest. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras of this age and spec is 20x and the biggest is 40x.

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Average Digital Zoom

The GZ-R415 has a fairly average digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

If this JVC camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX405 (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder is 870mm. When compared to other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the JVC GZ-R415 of 1,620 millimeter is one of the longest.

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Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Video cameras of this type and age have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 26mm and 41mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm. The GZ-R415 has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (40.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-R415 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also are Full HD.

Alternative Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to consider include because of their better review scores, the HDR-MV1 (£204.99), the HDR-PJ410 (£231), or the HDR-CX405 all from Sony.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The GZ-R415 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this JVC video camera support a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of video camera is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Only 3680 X 2760 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZ-R415 has a higher maximum video resolution than most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has a 3680 x 2760 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (3680 x 2760 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution across all camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

A 1280 x 720 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst comparable types of video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The GZ-R415 is one of the heavier video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder (290 grams) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras of this type and age the weights range from 50g to 1.2kg.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the HDR-MV1 (£204.99) (140g and higher rated), or the HDR-PJ410 (£231) (210g and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The JVC GZ-R415 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The GZ-R415 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The GZ-R415 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Image Sensor

Very High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 7.4MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 2.2MP to 10MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of 10 megapixels, the GZ-R415 has one of the highest effective megapixels (movie) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the GZ-R415 is 1". That's 25% more optical sensor size than a 4/3" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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10 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 10 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzr415dek, jvc gzr415wek, jvc gzr415bek, jvc gzr415geu, jvc gzr415deu, jvc gzr415beu, jvc gzr415gek, jvc n163992w, jvc n164587w, jvc n164715w
Barcodes 04975769439599, 04975769439605, 04975769439612, 04975769439636

JVC GZ-R415 Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GZ-R415 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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