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JVC GZ-R315
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JVC GZ-R315 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5.8 288g Mar 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
JVCKENWOOD Corporation is introducing the JVC Everio All-Weather Cam models GZ-RX515, GZ-RX510, GZ-R315 and GZ-R310 featuring a Quad-Proof Structure that makes these camcorders ready for... More
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User Reviews Are Good

GZ-R315 owners on average rated this camcorder 80 out of 100.

Good Product Quality

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon “Great video quality.” in their review of this camcorder although they only rated it 1 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Great picture, good quality video”. Ms Taylor rated this camcorder 5 stars and wrote “Brilliant little camera - Great HD Quality” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Quality Lens

Some customers who purchased the JVC GZ-R315 said that it had a good zoom. Ms Taylor wrote on Amazon “This beats many action cams in that it has Zoom and it's a great zoom too” in their review of the JVC GZ-R315. One customer wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

Easy to Use

A number of JVC GZ-R315 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Stephen Cross mentioned on Amazon in October “Very easy to use” in his review of this camcorder.

Robust

One customer who purchased it said that it was well made. This year Cypho45 wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense”.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

JVC is one of the better rated video camera manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and JVC also has good ratings for its small sensor size camcorders.

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Very Large Maximum Memory Card Size

Across all the camcorders of this age and type the maximum memory card sizes range from 32GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 72GB. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the GZ-R315, the maximum memory card size of the GZ-R315 of 128 gigabytes is one of the largest.

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Full HD

Full HD

The GZ-R315 is Full HD, as are most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R315.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony HDRPJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] which has better reviews.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The JVC GZ-R315 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDRPJ410[plb_2697188_price], and the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The GZ-R315 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Sony HDRPJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

Comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R315 have optical zooms of between 10x and 50x. At 40 times zoom factor, the JVC GZ-R315 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the GZ-R315.

If this small sensor size camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (50x) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The GZ-R315 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year. This video camera also 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 video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the GZ-R315.

An SD memory card is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera.

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-R315 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the GZ-R315.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDRPJ410[plb_2697188_price], or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price].

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Battery Capacity

The JVC GZ-R315 has a very high battery capacity (5,200 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the GZ-R315. The average battery capacity of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the GZ-R315 is 2,400mAh, and the battery capacities range from 970mAh to 5,200mAh.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the JVC GZ-R315 is more than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and type. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this JVC video camera.

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Has One Capture Mode

The GZ-R315 has a greater number of capture mode than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. The most frequently found capture mode is MXP, but this capture mode is not found on this video camera. The capture modes UXP,XP,EP are also found on this JVC video camera.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Small

The depths of small sensor size camcorders that came out more than a year ago range from 59mm to 270mm. With a depth of only 59.5 millimeters, the GZ-R315 is fairly small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-R315.

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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 the most commonly supported still image resolution on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Battery Life

One person who reviewed it concluded that it did not have a good battery life. Mr N C Maingay wrote on Amazon in October “The battery doesn't seem to be affected in the cold at all” in his review of this camcorder however despite that he still scored it very highly.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The GZ-R315 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The GZ-R315 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the GZ-R315 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year do not have a night mode. The GZ-R315 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the GZ-R315 are not waterproof. The GZ-R315 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The GZ-R315 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Sony HDRPJ410[plb_2697188_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only AVC Video Format

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

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrates at maximum video resolution of camcorders that are a comparable age to the GZ-R315 range from 17 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 24 megabits per second, the JVC GZ-R315 has one of the smaller bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The JVC GZ-R315 has one of the lower display resolutions (only 230,000 pixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. Similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year have display resolutions of between 230,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than a year is 8GB, the largest is 32GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 16GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the GZ-R315 has a quite small internal storage capacity compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the GZ-R315.

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9 Other reasons to consider the JVC GZ-R315

Full HD HD Type

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

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Released Over a Year Ago

This small sensor size camcorder was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the JVC GZ-R315 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price].

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the GZ-R315 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-R315 has a relatively standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (1,140x), or the Panasonic HC-V270[plb_2960127_price] (3,000x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 288 grams, the GZ-R315 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony HDRPJ410[plb_2697188_price] (235g and higher rated).

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Average Video Recording Time

At 11.5 hours, the GZ-R315 has a pretty typical video recording time compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the GZ-R315.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Protection Features
International Protection (IP) Code
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Capacity
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Technical Details
Freeze-Resistant
Power Consumption
Dustproof
Self-Timer
USB Charging
Freezeproof

Expert Reviews

20 July 2015

"Quad Proof" nennt JVC den Schutz vor Wasser, Stössen, Staub und Frost JVC liefert mit dem Everio GZ-R315 einen handlichen Familiencamcorder, der dank seiner Robustheit auch bei rauen Einsätzen...

User Reviews

(6)
Reviewed 9 July 2016 by Stephen cross
(Verified Purchase)

Very easy to use. Good quality images. Easy to transfer to PC for storage. Came with the necessary software. Only minor complaint is that you can hear the zoom being used when it is played back on... Read more…

Reviewed 3 July 2016 by CyPho45
(Verified Purchase)

Product itself is excellent. Good zoom, picture, and easy to use. Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense. Haven't tested its hardiness to full ability... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by MR N C MAINGAY
(Verified Purchase)

A great camera, particularly for the price. Bought for filming sports outside so I needed something to use in all weathers. The battery doesn't seem to be affected in the cold at all and I've used... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2016 by Peb
(Verified Purchase)

Good value for money,arrived in time for xmas.

Reviewed 2 October 2015 by Ms Taylor
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant little camera - Great HD Quality. All the basic essentials that you need plus it's waterproof. Great for the beach or around the pool. This beats many action cams in that it has Zoom and... Read more…

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