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alaTest has collected and analyzed 156 reviews of JVC GZ-R315. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and zoom are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the portability and durability.

usability, price, zoom, image quality

size, durability, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-R315 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of JVC GZ-R315 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the price. The image quality also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-R315 Everio Quad Proof Full HD Camcorder - Red (40x Zoom)JVC GZ-R315 Everio Quad Proof Full HD Camcorder - Red (40x Zoom)

Oct, 2016

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Expert review by: James Morris (

JVC Everio GZ-R315DE


The Everio GZ-R315DE is JVC's mid-range Full HD camcorder, and like almost every camcorder the company now makes – apart from the venerable 3D-shooting Everio GS-TD1 – it comes in a rugged housing. This means it's more resilient than the average...

Quad Proof ruggedness ; Great value ; Long five-hour battery life

Limited manual controls ; No removable battery ; Non-optical image stabilisation

The JVC Everio GZ-R315DE is a reasonably priced camcorder in a solidly rugged chassis, good for capturing family events in every condition.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Wind filter: Yes


Battery Capacity:5200
Battery life (max):5 / 57
Battery Type:Built-in
Battery voltage:5
Charging source:USB
Video recording time:11.5 / 57.8


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, DUT, ENG, ESP, FRE, HUN, ITA, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Colour of product:Black / Black, Orange / Red / White
International Protection (IP) code:IPX8
Protection features:Dust resistant, Freeze resistant, Shock resistant, Water resistant / Water resistant, Dust resistant, Shock resistant, Freeze resistant
Shock proof up to:1.5
Waterproof up to:5


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:2.5

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):40.5 - 1620
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 116
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:6.3
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:40

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 (Win)
Cables included:AV, USB / USB, AC, AV

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:3680 x 2760
Still image resolution(s):1440x1080, 640x480, 1920x1080 / 3680 x 2760, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 640 x 480 / [4:3] 3680x2760 / 1440x1080 / 640x480 [16:9] / 1920x1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:8
Maximum memory card size:128
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Dust-resistant: Yes
Freeze-resistant: Yes
Power Consumption:2.2 W
Self-timer: Yes
USB charging: Yes


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Capture modes:EP, UXP, XP / UXP, XP, EP
Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, AVCHD, MPEG4


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.2 / 5.95
Height :12.2 / 5.95

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual