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ION DashCam

ION DashCam Camcorder

110g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Release Date
Protect yourself on the road and drive with the iON DashCam - the perfect witness. Automatic Start&Loop recording Start your car and the DashCam will automatically start recording, so you don More
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16 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Some customers who reviewed the product concluded that it was good quality. Mike Nelson wrote “I should also say the crash "event" videos are only 240p and it only records for a mere 20 seconds! The picture quality is pretty good” yet he rated it 3 stars. Tellboy wrote on Amazon “With traffic stationery the quality is excellent and number plates easily visible”. The Irish Grover mentioned “I had not forgotten) I recorded same with MIO MiVue 518 a same time and quality was much better on the MIO” .

Good Size

Two ION DashCam reviewers who bought the ION DashCam agreed that it was compact. Mike Nelson mentioned on Amazon this year “The camera is nice and compact”. Mrs. Bryony A. Shaw said on Amazon this month “This dashboard camera is compact and looks smart” in their review.

One ION DashCam owner who reviewed it considered that it was tight. Robert Groom mentioned in his review of this camcorder a few weeks ago “It's long enough to run tight round the windscreen, down the door pillar” and gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

A few people said in their reviews that this camcorder was easy to use. Mrs. Bryony A. Shaw mentioned in November “It can also be powered via a standard USB cable which might be handy if you need to replace the cable” however they scored the product 60 out of 100. This month The Irish Grover wrote in their review of the ION DashCam “Not have PC software (the only option is to use your mobile device (via wifi) or upload your video to an unaffiliated website such as www”.

Robust

One ION DashCam owner concluded that it was reliable. This year Mike Nelson wrote “Seems reliable 2” but he only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

Nice Design

One ION DashCam reviewer who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good looking. This month Mike Nelson wrote in his review of the ION DashCam on Amazon “It only records for a mere 20 seconds! The picture quality is pretty good and matches the performance of the average ActionCam”.

Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The DashCam has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the DashCam do not have an HDMI port.

There are a number of other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DashCam WiFi[pl_2962216_price], or the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price] both from ION or the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age which do not have an image stabiliser, the DashCam has an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DashCam WiFi[pl_2962216_price], or the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price] both from ION or the Vivitar DVR936[plb_2962203_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The DashCam is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the DashCam are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the DashCam WiFi[pl_2962216_price], and the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price] both from ION or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the DashCam is 0.24", the largest is 3.6", and the average viewfinder screen size is 1.6". At 2.7165369 inches, the ION DashCam has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The DashCam has one of the smallest closest focusing distances (only 0.0005 meters) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m.

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Has a Built-In Display

The ION DashCam has a built-in display. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider including the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price], the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the Vivitar DVR936[plb_2962203_price] which has better reviews.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the ION DashCam is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Light

Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g. The DashCam is one of the lighter video cameras of this type and age (only 110 grams) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Veho MUVI K-Series K1[plb_2962213_price] (84g and higher rated), the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] (84g and higher rated), or the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price] (130g and higher rated).

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Very Small

With a depth of only 30 millimeters, the DashCam is quite small compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the DashCam. Across all the camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DashCam the depths range from 12mm to 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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Very Small

Camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the DashCam have heights of between 26mm and 690mm, and the average height is 110mm. The DashCam is quite small (only 50 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Poor

On average, DashCam owners rated this camcorder 60%. This means that owners really don't rate this ION camcorder very highly.

ION Only Has Unexceptional Video Camera Reviews

Average ratings across all ION camcorders are unexceptional, however average ratings across just ION's camcorders are ok.

Poor Connectivity

Several customers considered that this camcorder did not have gps. Mike Nelson wrote this month “The GPS information is not stored on the image, on the image when you view it displays in the bottom right corner the date in American format YYYY/MM/DD” in his review. Mike Nelson also wrote “None of these will show the GPS information and I can't find a single program on line which is compatible with the embedded GPS data (it is stored in the”. Mrs. Bryony A. Shaw wrote on Amazon in November this year “It also doesn't display your location or speed on the video, so I'm not sure what the GPS is used for”.

One ION DashCam owner wrote in their reviews that the product was not wifi compatible. The Irish Grover said in their review this month “Selecting HD files for wifi transfer is so slow to load the file previews on the phone for selection that it is practicably unusable” .

One ION DashCam reviewer considered that it was not good in terms of USB connections. A few weeks ago Mrs. Bryony A. Shaw scored it 60 out of 100 and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The end of the cable that plugs into the camera is not USB.”.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The DashCam has a very short battery life (only 0.083333333333333 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the DashCam. Camcorders that were launched around the same time as the DashCam have battery lifes of between 0.083h and 5h, and the average battery life is 1.9h.

If this video camera battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price] (0.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The ION DashCam does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DashCam also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 0.5 millimeters, the DashCam has a very short maximum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The maximum focal lengths of camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the DashCam range from 0.5mm to 900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 140mm.

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Not Waterproof

The DashCam is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[plb_2962214_price], or the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that are a similar age to the DashCam do not have a night mode. The DashCam is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The DashCam does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DashCam also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

The DashCam is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Shock Proof Height

At only 1 meter, the DashCam has a fairly small shock proof height compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the DashCam. Camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the DashCam have shock proof heights of between 1m and 2m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the ION DashCam

Released Over Three Years Ago

ION released the DashCam over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7165369 inches, the DashCam has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Screen Size
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Shock Proof Height
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Mini HDMI Port
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Lens Focal Range
Interface
Cable
Audio Recording Format
Other Features
Dimensions
USB 2.0 Connector
Video Compression Format
Display Diagonal
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Power Supply Type

User Reviews

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Reviewed 2 April 2016 by Peter hampson | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Wifi only allows you to store videos to the ion iPhone app you can't then forward the video by email so you can forward to your insurance company or the police the only option is to Facebook which... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2016 by Dizzybest

I have had this dash camera for a while now and i really love it......I don't have to think about it and leave it in my car all the time, when i start my car it tells me its recording and same... Read more…

Reviewed 25 February 2016 by Robert Groom

Records very clear HD video in daylight, acceptable video at night, audio, G-forces in 3 axes, time & date, speed, direction and GPS location (once every 2 seconds). As is true for most iOS apps... Read more…

Reviewed 2 February 2016 by Mike Nelson

The camera is nice and compact but as a "DashCam" has room for improvement. It comes with one screen mount with 3M Adhesive pad so you must mount it right first time. You will also need a MiroSD... Read more…

Reviewed 29 January 2016 by Mrs. Bryony A. Shaw | 22 Comments

This dashboard camera is compact and looks smart. It comes with a sticky windscreen mount that so far seems to be secure, and the camera itself clips in and out of the mount easily. Once connected... Read more…

Reviewed 28 January 2016 by Musicfan | 22 Comments

I have never had or used a Dashcam before so I cannot compare this to other makes. First things first, if you are buying this, you will also need an SD card. It will not work without one and the... Read more…

Update to my review 30th January 2016. I emailed the iON Support Team support@ion-uk.com and explained the problem with the dual adaptor. ( see below) A replacement was sent by next day recorded... Read more…

Reviewed 4 January 2016 by The Irish Grover | 22 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I really wanted to like this, but I do not, and here is why... 1. There is no screen/LCD this in and of itself is not a big deal to me. It keeps the device small. However it is not at all obvious... Read more…

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