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JVC GZ-RX115

JVC GZ-RX115 Camcorder

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10MP 1/5.8 290g CMOS May 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 4.5H long-life internal battery. Features a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor, Auto Illumi. Light, Optical 40x Zoom, Advanced Image Stabiliser, AVCHD Progressive... More
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13 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Ixbt.com wrote that this camcorder was well designed and gave it their "Design Award".

JVC Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Medium total megapixels video cameras manufactured by JVC have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just medium total megapixels video cameras) and found that JVC also has good ratings across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-RX115 range from 1x to 52x. The GZ-RX115 has a fairly big optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-RX115.

There are a number of alternative 40x (optical) video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price], or the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] both from JVC.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-RX115 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Olympus LS-20M[plb_1691558_price], and the Toshiba Camileo BW10[plb_1432168_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the JVC GZ-RX115 has an HDMI.

Other video cameras with an HDMI currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Sony NEX-FS700R[plb_2635479_price], or the Toshiba Camileo X150[plb_1474876_price].

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-RX115 is 1.1h, the longest is 8,700h, and the average battery life (max) is 430h. The JVC GZ-RX115 has a quite long battery life (max) (4.5 hours) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 4.5h battery life video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price], or the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] both from JVC or the Canon Legria HF S30[plb_1125145_price] which has better reviews.

If this video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-MC2500E[plb_2750474_price] (4.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The JVC GZ-RX115 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This JVC camcorder also supports an SD 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 camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-RX115.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-RX115 the effective megapixels (image)s range from 1.3MP to 16MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 7MP. The GZ-RX115 has a fairly high effective megapixels (image) (10 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-RX115.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-RX115 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-RX115.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the HDR-PJ50E[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-CX240[pl_2109552_price] both from Sony or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which has better reviews.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Poor Design

One JVC GZ-RX115 reviewer who bought this camcorder wrote that it did not have a good case. Last year Michel mentioned on Amazon “Upon inspection there is no lens cover, just a clear plastic casing which could be scratched even with a scratch-resistant coating”.

One JVC GZ-RX115 reviewer wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was not good looking. Phil Smith mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Regulations aside it is pretty poor that once again Amazon have bought in cheaper EU products”.

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Not Full HD

The GZ-RX115 is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are also not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price], or the Camileo P20[pl_2251043_price] both from Toshiba or the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-RX115 do not have an interchangeable lens. The GZ-RX115 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to look at including the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price].

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Not 3D

The JVC GZ-RX115 is not 3D. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_price] both from Panasonic or the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-RX115, the JVC GZ-RX115 does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider including the Toshiba Camileo X400[plb_1028092_price], the Aiptek 3D i2[plb_1752184_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-RX115 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector which you might also want to consider including the PJ200E[pl_363159_price], the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] all from Sony which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-RX115 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-RX115 are also not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price], the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price], or the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price] which also has a higher rating.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-RX115

Released Over Two Years Ago

This JVC video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the GZ-RX115 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-RX115.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price], and the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] both from JVC or the Panasonic HDC-SD90[plb_1121383_price] is also worth considering.

If this medium total megapixels video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the NEX-FS700R[pl_2635479_price] (3.5" and higher rated), or the NEX-FS700E[pl_2941061_price] (3.5" and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Average Weight

At 290 grams, the GZ-RX115 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the GZ-RX115.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 100 times zoom factor, the GZ-RX115 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Other 100x (digital) video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider include the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price] (320x) which also has a higher rating.

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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 video cameras of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Protection Features
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Technical Details
Dustproof

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

8 May 2014

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 25 March 2015 by Michel
(Verified Purchase)

Product arrived and upon inspection there is no lens cover, just a clear plastic casing which could be scratched even with a scratch-resistant coating. The WiFi also didn't work despite me having... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Folks this is the second JVC camera in 2 days that is not suitable for the British market. It also has a 2 pin continental plug!!

The camcorder arrived and when opened it had a 2 pin... Read more…

Reviewed 28 August 2014 by Gem Rental Ltd
(Verified Purchase)

Camera very good, if I ever sort out the Wi-Fi to connect to PC--complex.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gzrx115, gzrx115b, gzrx115be, gzrx115beu
Barcodes 04975769422614

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