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Old 11-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default iON HD camera, any good?

Anybody know anything about this camera? Anybody own one? I found it for sale on sierratradingpost.

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Before you do that check out the monoprice action cam. It's supposed to be a brand labeled ion, looks identical but its only $100. Not the best revies but for the price it's tempting, they have a new one that looks like a gopro for $175.

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I'd be interested to hear anyones review here on either the ion or the monoprice. The fov is only 120' which is the reson I haven't got one yet, I'd rather have 150 or wider. The $175 one is 150' or more I believe.
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If you're willing to drop $260, Best Buy has the GoPro Hero 3 Black edition for $250 on Black Friday.
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Before you do that check out the monoprice action cam. It's supposed to be a brand labeled ion, looks identical but its only $100. Not the best revies but for the price it's tempting, they have a new one that looks like a gopro for $175.

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I'd be interested to hear anyones review here on either the ion or the monoprice. The fov is only 120' which is the reson I haven't got one yet, I'd rather have 150 or wider. The $175 one is 150' or more I believe.
The main concern I have about those monoprice reviews are the consistent comments about lack of image stabilization. That's pretty key for a snowboarding POV cam.
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BA and Cro_reps have used the Ion. They both liked them and the video quality I have seen is solid.
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I had a ion and liked it a lot since I go jet sking in the summer time with out the need for a waterproof case was awesome. But using it on a rather cold day last winter was its fate. It froze up never to come back to life. Now it was probably just a defect with the one I have but after that I went with a contour+ and a drift ghost and they have been pretty solid. Plus the battery life on the ion wasn't very good and without a removable battery your day could be short depending on what options your using on the camera.
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I've also seen quite a few Contour Cams recently going for around $100 or under on eBay lately as well, I've had one in the past and it was good shits. I've heard they may be starting back up.
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