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JVC GZ-VX815
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JVC GZVX815BEK Camcorder

12.8MP 1/2.3 235g CMOS Feb 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Features a 12.8M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor and F1.2 Super Bright & 29.4mm Wide Angle Lens. Strengthened Wi-Fi Wireless Functions and iFrame Recording take mobile use to the next level, while... More
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16 Reasons For

Easy to Use

A number of customers who bought the product reckoned that it was easy to use. Mr. S. J. Fitton rated this camcorder 5 stars and mentioned “It can be a bit of a bind as its native format is unusable with the programme's i have, that said its a great camera, pocket sized, easy to use”. Mr. S. J. Fitton also wrote “The quality is awsome, so i am giving it 5 stars due to its ease of use and video quality”.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good quality. In December last year Mr. S. J. Fitton said “The quality is very good” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Quality Lens

One JVC GZ-VX815 reviewer who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it had a good zoom. Mr. S. J. Fitton scored the JVC GZ-VX815 5 stars and mentioned “It has several zoom modes, 2 useful, 1 insane as its digital”.

JVC Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Camcorders built by JVC are some of the better camcorders according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-VX815 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The GZ-VX815 has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-VX815 is 130x. When compared to other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-VX815, the GZ-VX815's digital zoom of 200 times zoom factor is one of the biggest.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This video camera has an optical image stabilizer type, which is the most commonly found image stabilizer type on camcorders of a similar age and type to it. 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-VX815 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera 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 across all big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MS Pro-HG.

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-VX815 has a built-in display, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|540p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-VX815 that we have checked, the minimum aperture number of the GZ-VX815 of only 1.2 is one of the lowest. The minimum aperture numbers of big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-VX815 range from 1.1 to 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The GZ-VX815 has a greater number of included cables than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-VX815. The cables includeds "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this JVC camcorder.

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Has Two White Balances

The JVC GZ-VX815 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that have been available for more than two years. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on video cameras of this spec and age. The white balance "Manual" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-VX815, the GZ-VX815 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-VX815 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX815 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The GZ-VX815 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-VX815 do not have a built-in projector. The GZ-VX815 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-VX815 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-VX815 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The JVC GZ-VX815 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-VX815 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras of this spec and age range from 1.6 to 10. At only 2.8, the GZ-VX815 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolution (numeric)s of camcorders of this age and spec range from 92,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 620,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the JVC GZ-VX815 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-VX815

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The JVC GZ-VX815 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the JVC GZ-VX815 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-VX815.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 10 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-VX815 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-VX815.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on big total megapixels video cameras that have been around 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
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
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
Geotagging
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Stylus Pen
Other Features
Photo Mode
Windows Operating Systems Supported

Expert Reviews

14 June 2014

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

(1)
Reviewed 5 April 2015 by Mr. S. J. Fitton

As no one has reviewed this camera and i purchased one when it first came out, i will give you some information as to how good this really is, you need to put a decent fast memory card in this, It... Read more…

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