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alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 reviews of JVC GZ-V515. 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. People are impressed by the price and image quality. The design and usability also get good comments, but there are some negative opinions about the size and battery.

portability, usability, design, image quality, price

battery, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-V515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of JVC GZ-V515 from The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and price. The design and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, design, price, zoom

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: JVC GZ-V515 Full HD Everio Memory Digital Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD TouchcreenJVC GZ-V515 Full HD Everio Memory Digital Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom) 3.0 inch LCD Touchcreen

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: James Morris (

JVC HD Everio GZ-V515


JVC's HD Everio GZ-V515 achieves better image quality than expected from such bijou body.

Good image quality ; Good value ; Stylish, compact chassis

Manual settings buried in main menu ; Almost no discrete control buttons

It would be hard for the V515 to have fewer discrete buttons on its body. Apart from the necessary power switch, zoom rocker, photo snapshot and record buttons, there’s just one other button available, used for toggling between image stabilisation...

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: ian (

JVC HD Everio GZ-V515


Ease of use ; Quality of picture

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Fred (

JVC HD Everio GZ-V515


This is exactly what I was looking for: full HD video with time lapse. Image quality is very good and it has a wide range of features ; It does exactly what its specification describes and does it very well

The compact design is great but this means that the battery is relatively small and therefore has rather limited capacity ; Manual control can be fiddly especially manual focusing

Feb, 2013

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Type:BN-VG212


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, HUN, ITA, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:3.32

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):32.8 - 594.5
Focal length range (f-f):3.33 - 33.3
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Maximum aperture number:2.8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):59.5
Minimum aperture number:1.2
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):3.28
Optical Zoom:18

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:aperture priority AE, shutter priority AE
Scene modes:Night, Portrait, Snow, Sports, Spotlight

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV, HDMI, USB

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3808 x 2856
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:64


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.7

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual