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alaTest has collected and analyzed 231 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the portability and value for money. The design and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the usability.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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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...