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alaScore 86

286 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 286 reviews of JVC GZ-EX515. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the durability and zoom are overall positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, image quality, zoom, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the JVC GZ-EX515 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GZ-EX515


alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of JVC GZ-EX515 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on There are some negative comments about the usability.


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

Apr, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for JVC GZ-EX515


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of JVC GZ-EX515 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the viewfinder and price. The portability and usability also get good opinions.

usability, portability, price, viewfinder

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

Apr, 2019


Expert review by : James Morris (



The JVC Everio GZ-EX515BEK offers decent image quality and lots of features for a keen price.

Excellent value for money ; Good image quality for the price ; Wi-Fi connectivity

No independent shutter control ; No independent aperture control ; Limited range of scene modes

JVC's recent camcorders have foregrounded their whizzy animation abilities over more series enthusiast features, and the EX515BEK still has these options although they're not given quite such a central stage, instead being located in a Special...

Feb, 2013

Expert review by : Gavin Stoker (

JVC Everio GZ-EX515 review: redesigned Wi-Fi antenna but with familiar functions, build and performance


The latest generation GZ-EX515 features a re-designed Wi-Fi antenna, yet the headline functions, build and perfomance otherwise feel very familiar

Easy to use, quiet and silkily smooth zoom action, longer lens range than rivals here, Wi-Fi built in, intutive to use via flip-out touchscreen LCD, affordable price

Plastic-y look and feel to body, standard entry level option

Despite the flip out screen and the icons displayed on it being small, the GZ-EX515’s monitor offers touch screen operation, so in that respect is intuitive to use, settings responding almost instantly to a finger tap. Yes it has Wi-Fi, its antenna...

May, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Battery life (max):92.6667
Battery Type:BN-VG114


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: Yes
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes
On Screen Display (OSD) languages:CZE, DEU, ENG, ESP, FRE, ITA, POL, POR, RUS, SWE, TUR, UKR
Progressive Scan: Yes
Self-timer delay:2,10


Colour of product:Black


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


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: Yes
External flash connector: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Smile detection: Yes

Image sensor

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

Lens System

Digital Zoom:200
Filter Size:4.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.3 - 1113
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 79.8
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:3.9
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:38

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto
Light exposure modes:Aperture priority AE
Scene modes:Night, Spotlight


Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

Photo mode: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:LoiLoFit
Cables included:USB
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini HDMI ports quantity:1
PictBridge: No
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3840 x 2160
Still image resolution(s):640 x 480,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080,3840 x 2160


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


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:24
Capture modes:EP, SEW, SP, SSW, UXP, XP
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:960 x 540,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.95

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual