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JVC GZ-VX815
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JVC GZ-VX815 Camcorder

12.8MP 1/2.3 235g Feb 2013
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight 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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19 Reasons For

Easy to Use

Several JVC GZ-VX815 owners who bought it considered that it was easy to use. Mr. S. J. Fitton rated it 5 stars and wrote on Amazon last year “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 person who bought it reckoned that it was good quality. Mr. S. J. Fitton mentioned on Amazon last year “The quality is very good”.

Good Quality Lens

One JVC GZ-VX815 owner who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. Mr. S. J. Fitton wrote in their review of the JVC GZ-VX815 “It has several zoom modes, 2 useful, 1 insane as its digital” and scored it very highly.

JVC Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

JVC is one of the superior video camera brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and JVC also has good ratings for its big sensor size video cameras.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The GZ-VX815 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Panasonic HC-X920 ($649.00) which is cheaper; or the Canon Legria Mini X which has better reviews are also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the JVC GZ-VX815 is Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon Legria Mini X which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-X920 ($649.00) which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the GZ-VX815 has an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think a cheaper camcorder such as the Panasonic HC-X920 ($649.00) or you might consider a higher rated camcorder such as the Canon Legria Mini X are also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-VX815 is 160x. At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-VX815 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-VX815.

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Very Light

The weights of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-VX815 range from 65g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 650g. With a weight of only 235 grams, the JVC GZ-VX815 is fairly light compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-VX815.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is the most frequently found image stabiliser on big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a comparable time 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 Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-VX815 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this video camera supports an SD 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 across all camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-VX815.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the GZ-VX815 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Canon Legria Mini X which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-X920 ($649.00) which is cheaper.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p|540p|720p video mode, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the GZ-VX815 is more than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This JVC camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the GZ-VX815. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture

The GZ-VX815 has one of the lowest minimum apertures (only 1.2) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-VX815 is 2.7, and the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 11.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 960 x 540|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Has Three Cables Included

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

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Very Small

Comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the GZ-VX815 have heights of between 22mm and 240mm, and the average height is 100mm. At only 57 millimeters, the JVC GZ-VX815 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small

With a width of only 36 millimeters, the GZ-VX815 is fairly small compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest camcorder of this spec and age is 23mm wide, the biggest is 230mm, and the average width is 88mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-VX815 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-VX815 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The GZ-VX815 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-X920 ($649.00) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The JVC GZ-VX815 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type 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 of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-VX815 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-VX815 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

Comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years have maximum aperture values of between 1.6 and 10, and the average maximum aperture value is 4. With a maximum aperture value of only 2.8, the GZ-VX815 has a fairly low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-VX815.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,000 pixels, the GZ-VX815 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst camcorders of this age. The average display resolution of camcorders of this type and age is 610,000 pixels.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of video cameras that are a comparable age to the GZ-VX815 range from 2.3" to 3.5". At only 3 inches, the GZ-VX815 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the GZ-VX815.

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X920 ($649.00) (3.5" and cheaper).

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5 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-VX815

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

This JVC video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Optical Zoom

The GZ-VX815 has a relatively standard optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-X920 ($649.00) (12x) which is also cheaper.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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2/3" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of this spec and age.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features

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

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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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