Quad-Proof camcorder with 5H long-life internal battery, featuring a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor, Optical 40x Zoom, and Advanced Image Stabiliser. Recording with LCD monitor closed, and 37mm...
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JVC Has Good Camcorder Reviews
Camcorders manufactured by JVC are some of the better camcorders according to average reviews from experts and owners.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The JVC GZ-R415 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for the last year which do not have an image stabilizer.
Has an HDMI
The GZ-R415 has an HDMI, unlike most of the other recently released similar spec camcorders which do not have an HDMI.
Very Big Optical Zoom
Across all the video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-R415 the optical zooms range from 11x to 40x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. At 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R415 has a very big optical zoom compared to most of the other new camcorders.
Across all the recently released camcorders the weights range from 290g to 2.4kg, and the average weight is 1.4kg. With a weight of only 290 grams, the GZ-R415 is one of the lighter newly released camcorders amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.
SDXC Compatible Memory Cards
The GZ-R415 supports a better memory card type than most recently released camcorders. This JVC video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most latest similar spec camcorders support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also 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).
This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all latest similar spec camcorders.
The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera is Not supported.
SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.
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Has a Built-In Display
The GZ-R415 has a built-in display, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that were released in the last 12 months do not have a built-in display.
3680 X 2760 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The JVC GZ-R415 has a 3680 x 2760 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. Most new video cameras have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.
This video camera's maximum video resolution (3680 x 2760 pixels) is actually the best maximum video resolution across all video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of video camera.
1440p Supported Video Modes
The GZ-R415 has a better video mode than most new comparable spec camcorders. This JVC camcorder has a 1440p supported video modes, whereas most new similar spec video cameras have a 720p supported video modes. This video camera also have a 480p and 1080p supported video modes. Across all video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the GZ-R415 the video mode ranges from 480p to 2160p.
Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Latest comparable spec camcorders have maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 300mm and 1,700mm. The GZ-R415 has one of the longest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (1,620 millimeter) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions
The JVC GZ-R415 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most new camcorders. Most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 1440 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this JVC camcorder supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480 pixels.
A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R415.
The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 1440 x 1080 pixels.
3680 X 2760 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution
This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.
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Not Full HD
Most camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-R415 are not Full HD. The GZ-R415 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.
Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens
Most recently released camcorders do not have an interchangeable lens. The GZ-R415 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.
Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size
The GZ-R415 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/5.8". That's 48% less optical sensor size than a 1/3" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all similar spec camcorders that were launched in the last year the best optical sensor size is 1/2" and the worst is 2/3".
Most camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-R415 are not 3D. The GZ-R415 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.
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Does Not Have a Night Mode
The GZ-R415 does not have a night mode. Most of the other recently released comparable spec camcorders also do not have a night mode.
The JVC GZ-R415 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months are also not waterproof.
Does Not Have a Built-In Projector
The GZ-R415 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other recently released comparable spec video cameras also do not have a built-in projector.
Only AVC Video Formats Supported
This camcorder has an AVCHD video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on latest similar spec video cameras.
Very Small Display Diagonal
The JVC GZ-R415 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 3 inches) amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-R415 is 3", the largest is 3.5", and the average display diagonal is 3.4".
Very Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 40.5 millimeters, the GZ-R415 has a very long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other new similar spec camcorders. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of newly released camcorders is 24mm and the longest is 41mm.
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Released Nine Months Ago
This JVC camcorder was released nine months ago.
Average Battery Life (max)
With a battery life (max) of 5 hours, the GZ-R415 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched in the last 12 months.
CMOS Sensor Type
This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many latest camcorders.
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Optical Sensor Size
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Optical Sensor Resolution
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
40.5 - 1620
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.8 - 6.3
Compatible Memory Cards
SD, SDHC, SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant