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ION S3000

ION S3000 Camcorder

$35.00
$29.99 $5.01 cheaper than 76 days ago
alphr.com Recommended
112g CMOS 2.5h Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Battery Life Release Date
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This camcorder received a "Recommended" from Alphr.com who decided that this ION camcorder was good.

Good Expert Reviews

Camcorder expert review website alphr.com scored this camcorder 83 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this camcorder is 72% based on 14 owner reviews.

Robust

One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was reliable. Richard said in his review of this camcorder in October “The camera has proved very reliable and the clips are easy to download”.

Good Product Quality

One ION S3000 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “This camera has amazing picture quality” but even so they only scored it 2 stars.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The ION S3000 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the S3000 which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Waterproof

The ION S3000 is waterproof, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are not waterproof.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The ION S3000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small

The ION S3000 is fairly small (only 45.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the S3000. The smallest comparable spec video camera that has been around for a similar time to the S3000 is 12mm deep, the biggest is 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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Very Small

At only 40 millimeters, the ION S3000 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The average width of video cameras of a similar age and type to the S3000 is 95mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Unexceptional Brand

ION has ok reviews for its camcorders, however it has unexceptional average reviews when measured across its entire camcorder range.

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Poor Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the ION S3000 did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer wrote “It will have you going in circles with vague and conflicting instructions” in their review.

Not Full HD

The ION S3000 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the S3000 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The ION S3000 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The ION S3000 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the S3000 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The ION S3000 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the S3000.

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Very Shallow Waterproof Depth

The average waterproof depth of camcorders of this age and type is 20m, and the waterproof depth range from 1.5m to 100m. At only 3 meters, the ION S3000 has a fairly shallow waterproof depth compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the S3000.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the S3000 do not have a night mode. The ION S3000 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The ION S3000 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the S3000 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S3000 are not 3D compatible. The ION S3000 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

ION released the S3000 over three years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 2.5 hours, the ION S3000 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the S3000.

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Average Weight

At 112 grams, the ION S3000 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the S3000.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Waterproof Depth
Video
Video Format
Still Image
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Interface
Cable
Audio Recording Format
Dimensions
Video Compression Format
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(3)
27 May 2009

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1 February 2009

A well featured and easily deployed SSL VPN appliance at a low price and Billion's optional OTP solution is well worth considering as well...

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User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 20 November 2014 by Mommared3
Mommared3 would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

I bought this camera for my son, he hunts and fishes an videos tapes the trip, an comes home to share the trips, I love how's simple it is to us. Great colors of videos...

Reviewed 17 November 2014 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

I use this hd cam at my motorcycle helmet on trips and on an airmodel , it works fine , perfect !!! Very easy and simple to use !!! everyone who see my cam wants to buy the same !!! good vibes... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2015 by D3house

The video was fine but there was no sound...

Reviewed 25 May 2015 by Traeguth
Traeguth would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

I bought one for use on my bike. The handlebar mount it comes with is perfect. I had it for a couple months and decided to buy a second one. Now I have one facing front and one facing back.... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Chipperdy
Chipperdy would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

Pro's: Good video Rugged Small Price Con's: No Audio...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ion s3000, ion s3000b, ion audio s3000, ion audio s3000b, ion camera s3000, ion camera s3000b, ion camera s3000r, ion audio viprbs3000, ion audio viprbs3000b
Barcodes 00083922912675, 00190341977595, 00756519765267, 00811233020556

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