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JVC GZ-RX515

JVC GZ-RX515 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 292g CMOS Dec 2015
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13 Reasons For

Reasonably Priced

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it was good value for money. In December last year Trustedreviews.com wrote in their JVC GZ-RX515 review on expert review site Trusted Reviews “The JVC Everio GZ-RX515BE is a fairly standard HD camcorder in a rugged body, for a reasonable price”.

Good Size

One customer said in their reviews that it was a good body shape.

Robust

One person who reviewed it thought it was strong and durable.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

On average JVC small total megapixels video cameras have good ratings as do all video cameras built by JVC.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The JVC GZ-RX515 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-RX515.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The GZ-RX515 has an HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-RX515.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

When compared to other camcorders that were released around the same time as the GZ-RX515 that we have checked, the battery life (max) of the JVC GZ-RX515 of 5 hours is one of the longest. Small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the GZ-RX515 have battery life (max)s of between 1.2h and 5h, and the average battery life (max) is 3.3h.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GZ-RX515 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This JVC 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras of this age and spec.

An SD compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of video camera.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The JVC GZ-RX515 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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3680 X 2760 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The GZ-RX515 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 3680 x 2760 pixels maximum image resolution is actually the best maximum image resolution across all camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-RX515.

Across comparable types of video camera the worst maximum image resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-RX515 is more than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This JVC camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-RX515. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One JVC GZ-RX515 owner considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Trusted Reviews said in December last year “Limited manual controls” in their review of this camcorder.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-RX515, the GZ-RX515 is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-RX515 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-RX515 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-RX515 are not 3D. The GZ-RX515 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-RX515 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-RX515 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-RX515, the JVC GZ-RX515 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-RX515 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The JVC GZ-RX515 has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s (only 230,000 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age. Small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago have display resolution (numeric)s of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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7 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-RX515

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when JVC released the GZ-RX515.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Average Display Diagonal

The GZ-RX515 has a pretty typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-RX515.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria HF R606[plb_2697379_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Canon XA35[plb_3187307_price] (3.5").

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Average Optical Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-RX515 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-RX515.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the HC-W580[pl_3189444_price] (50x), or the HC-V380[pl_3189445_price] (50x) both from Panasonic.

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Average Weight

The GZ-RX515 has a pretty standard weight (292 grams) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-RX515.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price] (288g).

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Average Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-RX515 has a pretty typical digital zoom (200 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-RX515.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 200x (digital) camcorders currently available including the Canon Legria HF G25[plb_3118843_price] which has better reviews.

If this JVC camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-CX450[plb_3226938_price] (350x) which is also higher rated.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Freeze-Resistant
Dustproof
Self-Timer
Freezeproof

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzrx515, jvc gzrx515b
Barcodes 04975769430725

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