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JVC GZ-RX515 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5 292g CMOS Dec 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Reasonably priced
Robust
Good size
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Price

Reasonably Priced

A few JVC GZ-RX515 owners said in their reviews that it was good value for money. Trustedreviews.com mentioned 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” in their review of the JVC GZ-RX515 and gave the JVC GZ-RX515 a score of 80 out of 100.


Design

Robust

One person who reviewed the JVC GZ-RX515 considered that it was strong and durable.


Support

Poor Technical Guidance

One JVC GZ-RX515 owner thought this camcorder did not have good technical guidance. Trusted Reviews wrote “Limited manual controls”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

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

Average Weight

The GZ-RX515 has a relatively standard weight (292 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Other

Released Over a Year Ago

This small total megapixels video camera was released in December 2015.


Reviews

JVC Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Video cameras manufactured by JVC generally have good ratings compared to other manufacturers.


Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-RX515 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also support HDMI.

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Battery

Very Long Battery Life (max)

Camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera have battery life (max) of between 1.2h and 5h. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago that we have checked, the battery life (max) of the GZ-RX515 of 5 hours is one of the longest.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-RX515 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-RX515 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the HC-W580 (£259) (50x), the HC-V380 (£238.99) (50x), or the HC-V180EB-K (50x) all from Panasonic.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-RX515 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

We compared all the other 200x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF G25 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX450 (£219.99) (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the JVC GZ-RX515 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

There are a number of other 3" screen size video cameras currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic HC-W570 (£308) which has better reviews.

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Has a Touchscreen

The JVC GZ-RX515 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The GZ-RX515 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) amongst video cameras of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of video cameras of this age and type range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 620,000 pixels.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The JVC GZ-RX515 has a built-in light, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than a year ago which do not have a built-in light.

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Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant

The JVC GZ-RX515 is freeze-resistant. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also are freeze-resistant.

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Has a Self-Timer

The GZ-RX515 has a self-timer, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The GZ-RX515 has a face detection, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The GZ-RX515 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The GZ-RX515 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also feature wi-Fi.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The JVC GZ-RX515 features USB connectivity. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also feature USB connectivity.

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Still Image

Only 1440 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-RX515 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1440 x 1080. That's over five times the still image resolution of a 640 x 480 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. This JVC video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of [4:3] 3680x2760, 1440x1080 and 640x480 and [16:9] 1920x1080. Across all similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (worst) to 5472 x 3648 (best).

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

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

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2.5 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.5 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the HC-V380EB-K (£238.99) (2.51MP), the HC-W580EB-K (2.51MP), or the HC-V380 (£238.99) (2.51MP) all from Panasonic.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04975769430725

JVC GZ-RX515 Review Sources

To prepare this JVC GZ-RX515 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 139,263 product attributes, 23,823 camcorder reviews and 1,763,100 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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