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JVC GZ-VX715

JVC GZVX715SEK Camcorder

3.32MP 1/4.1 235g Feb 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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26 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera received a score of 80 out of 100 from camcorder expert review site Trusted Reviews. It seems that video camera experts are not that keen on this medium total megapixels video camera.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it thought it was easy to use the menus. One JVC GZ-VX715 reviewer who purchased it said that it was easy to use. Bob wrote in his JVC GZ-VX715 review “IPhone remote view and control is brilliant” and gave it a very good review score.

Good Connectivity

Two JVC GZ-VX715 reviewers thought it was wifi compatible. Christopher mentioned in his review of the JVC GZ-VX715 on Amazon “Apart from wifi issues it's a good piece of kit”.

Nice Design

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the JVC GZ-VX715 was good looking. Four years ago Trustedreviews.com mentioned “JVC has been a master of small, stylish camcorders for years”.

Good Technical Features

One JVC GZ-VX715 reviewer who bought the product thought it had good features. Four years ago Trusted Reviews mentioned “Extensive WiFi features” in their JVC GZ-VX715 review.

Good Product Quality

One person who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good quality. Trusted Reviews wrote “Good image quality”.

Good Size

One JVC GZ-VX715 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Trusted Reviews mentioned four years ago “Stylish, compact chassis” in their review of the JVC GZ-VX715.

Good Support

One JVC GZ-VX715 owner mentioned in their reviews that it had good technical guidance. Four years ago Trusted Reviews said in their JVC GZ-VX715 review “Manual settings in full menu only”.

JVC Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

JVC is one of the superior video camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and JVC also has good reviews for its medium total megapixels video cameras.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GZ-VX715 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-VX715 are not Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-VX715 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The GZ-VX715 has an HDMI. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX715 also have an HDMI.

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1/4.1" Optical Sensor Size

The GZ-VX715 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/4.1". That's 41% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-VX715 the worst optical sensor size is 2/3" and the best is 1/2".

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is the most frequently found image stabilizer type on camcorders of this spec and age. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The GZ-VX715 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera 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 medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-VX715 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.2, the JVC GZ-VX715 has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the GZ-VX715. Similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-VX715 have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 6.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The GZ-VX715 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this spec and age. This JVC camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-VX715. The cables includeds "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this camcorder.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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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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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the JVC GZ-VX715 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the GZ-VX715. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this camcorder.

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7 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer who purchased the product reckoned that it was not good value for money. Four years ago expert review site Trustedreviews.com mentioned “It doesn't have the excellent value of the HD Everio GZ-E205, nor quite the premium image quality of the HD Everion GZ-GX1.” in their review of the JVC GZ-VX715.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-VX715 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the GZ-VX715 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The GZ-VX715 is not 3D. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-VX715, the GZ-VX715 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-VX715, the JVC GZ-VX715 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-VX715 are not waterproof. The JVC GZ-VX715 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the GZ-VX715 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5. The GZ-VX715 has one of the lower maximum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-VX715

Released Over Five Years Ago

JVC released the GZ-VX715 over five years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

The JVC GZ-VX715 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The JVC GZ-VX715 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-VX715 has a pretty average digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the JVC GZ-VX715 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-VX715.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 18 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX715 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-VX715.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included

Expert Reviews

(1)
14 July 2012

The JVC HD Everio GZ-VX715 falls slightly between two stools. It doesn't have the excellent value of the HD Everio GZ-E205, nor quite the premium image quality of the HD Everion GZ-GX1. But it...

Good image quality
Extensive WiFi features
Stylish, compact chassis
Manual lens cover
Almost no discrete control buttons
Manual settings in full menu only

User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 28 September 2015 by Christopher
(Verified Purchase)

Works well. I bought it because of the wifi operation as I wanted to work it remotely by my iPad or phone. Getting it set up was a nightmare involving endless emails and online chats. However... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Excellent Cam-corder. iPhone remote view and control is brilliant.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers jvc gzvx715, info gzvx715, jvc gzvx715s, jvc gzvx715se, info gzvx715s, jvc gzvx715sek, info gzvx715se, info gzvx715sek
Barcodes 04975769400179, 04975769400186

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