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JVC GZ-R310
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JVC GZ-R310 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 288g Mar 2015
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"Quad Proof" Camcorder with 5H long-life internal battery. Features a 2.5M Back-illuminated CMOS Sensor for superior low-light performance, 3.0" Touch Panel LCD, Optical 40x Zoom, and Advanced... More
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14 Reasons For

JVC Has Good Video Camera Reviews

JVC is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and JVC also has good ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

Full HD

Full HD

The GZ-R310 is Full HD, as are most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the GZ-R310.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price], the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-R310 has an HDMI port. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R310 also have an HDMI port.

Other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price], the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year is 10x, the biggest is 50x, and the average optical zoom is 33x. The GZ-R310 has a fairly big optical zoom (40 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R310 range from 0.67h to 5h, and the average battery life is 3h. The GZ-R310 has a fairly long battery life (5 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R310.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The JVC GZ-R310 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. Most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD memory card. 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).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-R310.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst 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-R310 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price], the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price], and the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

The lowest maximum aperture value of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-R310 is 2.7, the highest is 8, and the average maximum aperture value is 4.9. With a maximum aperture value of 6.3, the GZ-R310 has a quite high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Long Video Recording Time

The average video recording time of video cameras of this age and spec is 6.9h, and the video recording times range from 1.5h to 12h. When compared to other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R310, the video recording time of the GZ-R310 of 11.5 hours is one of the longest.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the JVC GZ-R310 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. This JVC 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 launched around the same time as the GZ-R310. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Small

The GZ-R310 is one of the smaller small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year (only 59.5 millimeters) amongst camcorders of this age. The average depth of video cameras of this type and age is 120mm.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution of 3680 x 2760| 1440 x 1080| 1920 x 1080| 640 x 480, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the JVC GZ-R310 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of only 100 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R310 has one of the smaller digital zooms amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the GZ-R310 the digital zooms range from 6x to 3,000x.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-R310 are not 3D compatible. The GZ-R310 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The GZ-R310 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-R310 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-R310, the JVC GZ-R310 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the GZ-R310 do not have a built-in projector. The GZ-R310 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVC|H.264|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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6 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R310

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The JVC GZ-R310 has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the GZ-R310.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 3" screen size camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Weight

At 288 grams, the GZ-R310 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-R310.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] (266g and cheaper); or the Sony HDR-PJ410[plb_2697188_price] (235g and higher rated).

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CMOS Sensor Type

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

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Waterproof Depth
Protection Feature
International Protection Code
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 03595980009824, 04975769430664
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