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JVC GZ-E305
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JVC GZ-E305 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 195g Mar 2013
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17 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This JVC camcorder received an expert rating of 70% from tecnozoom.it.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Small sensor size camcorders manufactured by JVC have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just small sensor size camcorders) and found that JVC also has good reviews across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 67GB. At 128 gigabytes, the GZ-E305 has a fairly large maximum memory card size compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The GZ-E305 has one of the bigger optical zooms (40 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average optical zoom of video cameras of this type and age is 31x.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-E305 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-E305, the GZ-E305 is Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-E305, the GZ-E305 has an image stabiliser.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec camcorder that has been around for a comparable time to the GZ-E305 is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g. With a weight of only 195 grams, the JVC GZ-E305 is fairly light compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the GZ-E305.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-E305 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras that are a similar age to it. In addition, this camcorder supports an SDHC memory card. 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 memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-E305.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-E305 is 1.8 and the highest is 22. The JVC GZ-E305 has one of the higher maximum aperture values (6.3) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The GZ-E305 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-E305 also have a built-in display.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The JVC GZ-E305 has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC camcorder.

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Has Two Cables Included

The GZ-E305 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-E305. The cable included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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3840 X 2160 Still Image Resolution

The GZ-E305 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. That's over four times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of this type and age. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this camcorder. This JVC video camera also support a still image resolution of 640 x 480 and 1440 x 1080. Across all video cameras of this spec and age the best still image resolution is 4224 x 2376 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The GZ-E305 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the maximum image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution. Across all camcorders of this age and type the best maximum image resolution is 4224 x 2376 pixels and the worst is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Small

The JVC GZ-E305 is one of the smaller similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-E305 (only 50 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 30mm and 570mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-E305 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the JVC GZ-E305 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GZ-E305 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-E305 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The JVC GZ-E305 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The GZ-E305 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-E305 are also not waterproof.

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Only Digital Image Stabiliser

The GZ-E305 has a Digital image stabiliser which is better than most small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as it. Most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it have an Optical image stabiliser. Some compact cameras have digital Image stabilisation only, which simply boosts camera sensitivity (ISO) to obtain a faster shutter speeds to help prevent blur. No hardware is involved.

A Digital image stabiliser is actually the worst image stabiliser type across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

The best image stabiliser type across similar types of video camera is Optical.

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At only 24 megabits per second, the JVC GZ-E305 has a fairly small bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The bitrates at maximum video resolution of camcorders of this age and spec range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 35 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 24 Mbit/s.

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-E305

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this JVC camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the JVC GZ-E305 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the GZ-E305.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-E305 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the GZ-E305.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of this age and spec.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Photo Mode

Expert Reviews

(1)
31 May 2013

La JVC Everio GZ-E305BEU è una buona videocamera digitale le cui caratteristiche più rilevanti sono l’obiettivo di qualità e ampio, lo zoom ottico elevato, lo stabilizzatore,...

Obiettivo Konica Minolta
Elevato zoom ottico
Stabilizzatore avanzato
Filmati Full HD
USB e HDMI
No flash
Grandezza e risoluzione display

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers gze305, gze305w, gze305we, gze305weu, synergy digital gze305, synergy digital gze305r, synergy digital gze305b, synergy digital gze305re, synergy digital gze305be
Barcodes 00724327500455, 00724327501674, 00724327506655, 00724327507874, 04975769406775, 04975769406805
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