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JVC GZ-R315 Camcorder

2.5MP 1/5 288g Jun 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good owner reviews
Good product quality
Good quality lens
7 Reviews

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Reviews

Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 12 owner reviews this video camera has an overall owner rating of 80%. Over 83% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

JVC Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

JVC is one of the superior video camera manufacturers according to average expert and owner review score data that we have collected for all video cameras.


Design

Good Product Quality

Four JVC GZ-R315 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Great video quality.” however despite that they rated the product 1 stars. Ms Taylor wrote “Brilliant little camera - Great HD Quality”. Stephen Cross scored it 80 out of 100 and he said “Good quality images” in his review of this camcorder.

Easy to Use

Two JVC GZ-R315 reviewers who bought it reckoned that it was easy to use. Stephen Cross mentioned in his JVC GZ-R315 review on Amazon “Very easy to use”.

Robust

One JVC GZ-R315 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Cypho45 wrote in their review of the JVC GZ-R315 last year “Doesn't need a lens cap as the fragile lense is safe behind a stronger outer lense” and gave it a score of 4 stars.


Good Quality Lens

Two JVC GZ-R315 reviewers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good zoom. Ms Taylor scored the product 5 stars and wrote in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “This beats many action cams in that it has Zoom and it's a great zoom too”.

One JVC GZ-R315 owner who bought this camcorder reckoned that it had a good lens.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The GZ-R315 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out in the last year.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Panasonic HC-V180 ($197.99), or the Canon Legria HF R706 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera is 30x, and the optical zooms range from 20x to 50x. At 40 times zoom factor, the GZ-R315 has a fairly big optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-V180 ($197.99) (50x).

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of new small total megapixels camcorders is 2 and the highest is 8. The JVC GZ-R315 has a quite high maximum aperture number (6.3) compared to most of the other recently released small total megapixels camcorders.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of recently released similar spec camcorders is 730x. At only 200 times zoom factor, the GZ-R315 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF G40 ($999.99) (400x) which also has a higher rating.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The GZ-R315 supports HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared all the other camcorders which also support HDMI to this camcorder and we think the Zoom Q2N ($159.99), or the Panasonic HC-V180 ($197.99) is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The GZ-R315 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The JVC GZ-R315 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for the last year.

If you want a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Zoom Q2N ($159.99), the Panasonic HC-V180 ($197.99), or the Canon Legria HF R706.

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Battery

Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 5 hours, the JVC GZ-R315 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other recently released video cameras. The battery life (max) of small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera range from 1.2h to 7.2h, and the average battery life (max) is 3.5h.

If this JVC video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony HXR-NX5R ($2,998.99) (7.2h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 11.5 hours, the GZ-R315 has a fairly average video recording time compared to most of the other new similar spec video cameras.

If this camcorder video recording time is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-RX615 (60.5h).

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Camera

Supports On Screen Display (OSD)

The GZ-R315 supports On Screen Display (OSD), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The JVC GZ-R315 has a wind filter, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for the last year.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The GZ-R315 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The GZ-R315 has a face detection. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released in the last 12 months also have a face detection.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The GZ-R315 has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for the last year also have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

At only 3 inches, the GZ-R315 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder. Across all the recently released small total megapixels camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.7" to 8.8".

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF G40 ($999.99) (3.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The GZ-R315 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other recently released small total megapixels camcorders.

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Power

Poor Battery Life

One JVC GZ-R315 owner concluded that this camcorder did not have a good battery life. Mr N C Maingay said on Amazon “The battery doesn't seem to be affected in the cold at all” in his JVC GZ-R315 review.


Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The GZ-R315 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also do not have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The GZ-R315 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera also do not have a built-in light.

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Storage

Only One Memory Slots

The JVC GZ-R315 is a one memory slots camcorder. Most of the other new comparable spec camcorders have one memory slots.

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Other

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was April 2017 when this video camera was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 288 grams, the JVC GZ-R315 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been around for the last year.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers discounts io118gf, discounts io121gf, bargains io121gf, bargains io118gf, jvc gzr315deu, jvc io121gf, gzr315beu
Barcodes 04975769430671, 04975769430688, 04975769430695, 04975769430701

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