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alaTest has collected and analyzed 193 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. Reviews about the image quality and battery are overall positive. The zoom and price also get good feedback, whereas the portability and durability get critical views.

usability, price, zoom, battery, 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 89/100 = Very good 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 is also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the usability. Some have doubts about the durability.

zoom, image quality, price


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)

Mar, 2018

Recommended by TR

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

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JVC Everio GZ-R315


Very simple to use. Fast startup. Very easy to download video to a PC. Amazing battery life. Love the time lapse feature.

Not easy to hold one handed as it is so small. Fiddly to open access cover at first but once you get the knack it's easy.

May, 2016

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JVC Everio GZ-R315


Easy to use and set up.Battery life.Not having to carry spare batteries.

No bad points as yet.

Jan, 2016

Product Specifications


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


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


3D compatibility: 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
Self-timer delay:2,10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9


Color 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:59.1
Waterproof up to:196.9


Built-in display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.5

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.59 - 63.8
Digital Zoom:200
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.59 - 63.8
Focal length range (f-f):0.114 - 4.57
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 bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
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
USB connectivity:Y

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
Power Consumption:2.2
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 compression format:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4 / H.264, AVCHD, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVC,AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4 / AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4 / H.264,AVCHD,MPEG4


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.34 / 4.8
Height:2.34 / 4.8

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual