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5 Best Camcorders Under $50 in the US - September 2021

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Updated 09 September 2021
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5 best camcorders under $50

What Camcorder Under $50 to Buy in September 2021?

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Polaroid Cube Vivitar DVR794HD HTC RE ION DashCam Kodak Super 8
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8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
59g
30
FPS
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
68g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
4000 X 3000
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
16MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
66.5g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1.84h
BATTERY LIFE
3MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
110g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
2.72"
SCREEN SIZE
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1kg
90
Reviews
537 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
86
Reviews
12 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
90
Reviews
323 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
62
Brand Rating
Good Brand
80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
42
Brand Rating
Mediocre Brand
79
Features
Good Features
79
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our review analysis indicates that this camcorder has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's very easy to use. It's an award winning and staggeringly light weight 8MP camcorder, with a very good spec and a low price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD. A classic and breathtakingly light weight 12MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with a low price and a very good spec. It is waterproof and Full HD, features Wi-Fi and supports a still image resolution of 4000x3000. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder has a good video quality, it's easy to use and difficult to damage or scratch. A sensationally light weight and award winning 16MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with an affordable price and a very good spec. It is waterproof and Full HD, features Wi-Fi and has an optical sensor size of 1/2". Customers report that this camcorder has a good video quality and it's very easy to use, and well designed. A good value for money and fully featured 110g, 3MP camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a GPS, supports HDMI and is Full HD. An affordable and good spec 1kg video camera.
13 Reasons For
941g Lighter
Image Stabilizer
Full HD
Waterproof
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $15
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year
One More Award
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
More Reasonably Priced
Has a Better Design
Better Great Video Quality
5 Reasons For
Full HD
Wi-Fi
Waterproof
More Shops Are Selling It
Better Brand
9 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels
Full HD
Wi-Fi
Waterproof
One More Award
Expert Reviews Are a Little Better
User Reviews Are Better
2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score
Easier to Use
4 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
Full HD
GPS
HDMI
1 Reason For
Newer by 17 Months
9 Reasons Against
50% Smaller Total Megapixels
Does Not Have a Built-in Display
Does Not Feature Wi-Fi
Older by Over One Year
Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse
User Review Rating is Worse
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Harder to Use
8 Reasons Against
9g Heavier
Smaller Total Megapixels
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $15
Older by Over Four Years
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Overall Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Great Video Quality
9 Reasons Against
Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score
Less Reasonably Priced
Less Carefully Designed
Worse Great Video Quality
8 Reasons Against
51g Heavier
82% Smaller Total Megapixels
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $20
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over Three Years
Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Month Years
Worse Brand
4 Reasons Against
941g Heavier
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
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Polaroid Cube

$29.95
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Polaroid Cube
8MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
59g
30
FPS
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL

The Polaroid Cube has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $29.95 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Polaroid Cube.

Features We Love:
Large optical sensor size (1/2")
Lighter than average (59g)
Image stabilizer
Higher than average maximum video resolution (2560x1440 pixels)
Waterproof

Our review analysis indicates that this camcorder has a good video quality, great picture quality and it's very easy to use. It's an award winning and staggeringly light weight 8MP camcorder, with a very good spec and a low price. It has an image stabilizer and an optical sensor size of 1/2" and is waterproof and Full HD.

90
Reviews
537 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Polaroid Cube has good user reviews but average expert reviews. 86% of buyers recommended this camcorder to others.

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13 Reasons For for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

941g Lighter

The Polaroid Cube has a weight of 59g, but the HTC RE is a 66.5g camcorder (7.5g heavier), the ION DashCam is a 110g camcorder (51g heavier), the Kodak Super 8 is a 1kg camcorder (941g heavier) and the Vivitar DVR794HD is a 68g camcorder (9g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Image Stabilizer

The Polaroid Cube has an image stabilizer (as does the ION DashCam), whereas the HTC RE, the Kodak Super 8 and the Vivitar DVR794HD do not have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Full HD

The Polaroid Cube is a Full HD camcorder (as are the HTC RE, the ION DashCam and the Vivitar DVR794HD), whereas the Kodak Super 8 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Waterproof

The Polaroid Cube is a waterproof camcorder (as are the HTC RE and the Vivitar DVR794HD), whereas the ION DashCam and the Kodak Super 8 are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Better Kagoo Score

The Polaroid Cube has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the HTC RE scored 80, the ION DashCam scored 76, the Kodak Super 8 scored 73 and the Vivitar DVR794HD scored 80.

Cheaper by $15

The Polaroid Cube costs $29.95, whereas the ION DashCam is $50.00 and the Vivitar DVR794HD is $45.00.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Better Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Year

The Polaroid Cube comes with a two year guarantee from the manufacturer, but the ION DashCam has a one year guarantee.

One More Award

The Polaroid Cube has received 1 award from an expert review site, however the ION DashCam has received no awards, the Kodak Super 8 has received no awards and the Vivitar DVR794HD has received no awards.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

PC Mag, Cnetfrance.fr and Curved.de all gave the Polaroid Cube a better review score. More ...

PC Mag: Polaroid Cube = 80% vs HTC RE = 50%

Cnetfrance.fr: Polaroid Cube = 74% vs HTC RE = 72%

Curved.de: Polaroid Cube = 86% vs HTC RE = 78%
More Reasonably Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Polaroid Cube was more reasonably priced.

Has a Better Design

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Polaroid Cube has a better design. More than 30 people thought that it was good-looking and more than 10 people thought that it was also really well designed. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it had a good case and was neat.

Better Great Video Quality

On average reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was better great video quality. Over 80 people thought that it had a good video quality and over 40 people thought that it also had a great picture quality. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that five people thought that it had a great recording quality.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Polaroid Cube

50% Smaller Total Megapixels

The Polaroid Cube is an 8MP camcorder. That's 8MP smaller than the HTC RE (16MP), 5MP bigger than the ION DashCam (3MP) and 4MP smaller than the Vivitar DVR794HD (12MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Does Not Have a Built-in Display

The Polaroid Cube does not have a built-in display, but the HTC RE, the ION DashCam, the Kodak Super 8 and the Vivitar DVR794HD do. More ...

'Built-In Display' indicates whether the camcorder has a display built into the body of the device or not.

A built-in display is very helpful for checking the framing of the shot, or for quickly replaying your video to check everything recorded fine.

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The Polaroid Cube does not feature Wi-Fi, whereas the HTC RE, the ION DashCam, the Kodak Super 8 and the Vivitar DVR794HD do. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Older by Over One Year

The Polaroid Cube is 17 months older than the Kodak Super 8.

Expert Review Rating is Marginally Worse

The Polaroid Cube only has an average expert score of 69%, but the HTC RE has an average expert rating of 70% (based on 148 reviews).

User Review Rating is Worse

The Polaroid Cube only has an average user score of 75%, but the HTC RE has an average user rating of 80% (based on 175 reviews).

Worse Brand

Polaroid camcorders have an average rating of only 69.6%, however ION has an average rating of 71.3%, Kodak has an average rating of 71.3% and Vivitar has an average rating of 74.6%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

Digital Versus, Les Numeriques.com and Curved.de all gave the Polaroid Cube a lower review score. More ...

Digital Versus: Polaroid Cube = 20% vs HTC RE = 60%

Les Numeriques.com: Polaroid Cube = 20% vs HTC RE = 60%

Curved.de: Polaroid Cube = 77% vs HTC RE = 78%
Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Polaroid Cube was harder to use.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Cube in the US is $29.95 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Vivitar DVR794HD

$45.00
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Vivitar DVR794HD
12MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
68g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
4000 X 3000
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
1080P
MICRO
SD (SD
SDHC)

The Vivitar DVR794HD has a Kagoo Score of 80. However with a price tag of $45.00 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Vivitar DVR794HD.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (12MP)
Lighter than average (68g)
4000 x 3000 still image resolution
Waterproof
Full HD

A classic and breathtakingly light weight 12MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with a low price and a very good spec. It is waterproof and Full HD, features Wi-Fi and supports a still image resolution of 4000x3000. Multiple reviews mentioned that this camcorder has a good video quality, it's easy to use and difficult to damage or scratch.

86
Reviews
12 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Vivitar DVR794HD has average user reviews with an average user rating of 63%, based on 12 reviews.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Vivitar DVR794HD

Full HD

The Vivitar DVR794HD is a Full HD camcorder (as are the HTC RE, the ION DashCam and the Polaroid Cube), however the Kodak Super 8 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Wi-Fi

The Vivitar DVR794HD features Wi-Fi (as does the HTC RE), whereas the ION DashCam, the Kodak Super 8 and the Polaroid Cube do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Waterproof

The Vivitar DVR794HD is a waterproof camcorder (as are the HTC RE and the Polaroid Cube), however the ION DashCam and the Kodak Super 8 are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

Better Brand

Vivitar camcorders have an average rating of 74.6%, but HTC only has an average rating of 65.1%, ION only has an average rating of 71.3%, Kodak only has an average rating of 71.3% and Polaroid only has an average rating of 69.6%.

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the Vivitar DVR794HD

9g Heavier

The Vivitar DVR794HD has a weight of 68g, whereas the HTC RE is a 66.5g camcorder (1.5g lighter), the ION DashCam is a 110g camcorder (42g heavier), the Kodak Super 8 is a 1kg camcorder (932g heavier) and the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (9g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Smaller Total Megapixels

The Vivitar DVR794HD is a 12MP camcorder. That's 4MP smaller than the HTC RE (16MP), 9MP bigger than the ION DashCam (3MP) and 4MP bigger than the Polaroid Cube (8MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Vivitar DVR794HD has received a Kagoo Score of 80, whereas the Polaroid Cube scored 82.

More Expensive by $15

The Vivitar DVR794HD is $15 more expensive than the HTC RE, $15 more expensive than the Kodak Super 8 and $15 more expensive than the Polaroid Cube.

Older by Over Four Years

The Vivitar DVR794HD is three years older than the HTC RE, seven months older than the ION DashCam, four years older than the Kodak Super 8 and three years older than the Polaroid Cube.

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The average user rating of the Vivitar DVR794HD is only 63%, whereas the average user rating of the HTC RE is 80% (based on 175 reviews) and the Polaroid Cube is 75% (based on 473 reviews).

Overall Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The average overall rating of the Vivitar DVR794HD is only 63%, whereas the average overall rating of the HTC RE is 74% (based on 323 reviews) and the Polaroid Cube is 72% (based on 537 reviews).

Worse Great Video Quality

The Vivitar DVR794HD reviewers thought the Vivitar DVR794HD was worse great video quality.

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HTC RE

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16MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
66.5g
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1.84h
BATTERY LIFE
8GB
MAXIMUM

The HTC RE has a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of $30.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the HTC RE.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (16MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2")
Lighter than average (66.5g)
Waterproof
Features Wi-Fi

A sensationally light weight and award winning 16MP 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution camcorder, with an affordable price and a very good spec. It is waterproof and Full HD, features Wi-Fi and has an optical sensor size of 1/2". Customers report that this camcorder has a good video quality and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

90
Reviews
323 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
81
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that HTC RE has good user reviews but ok expert reviews with an average overall rating of 74%, based on 323 reviews.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the HTC RE

A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels

The HTC RE has a total megapixels of 16MP, however the ION DashCam is only a 3MP camcorder (13MP smaller), the Polaroid Cube is only an 8MP camcorder (8MP smaller) and the Vivitar DVR794HD is only a 12MP camcorder (4MP smaller). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Full HD

The HTC RE is Full HD, and so are the ION DashCam, the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR794HD, whereas the Kodak Super 8 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Wi-Fi

The HTC RE features Wi-Fi, and so does the Vivitar DVR794HD, but the ION DashCam, the Kodak Super 8 and the Polaroid Cube do not. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Waterproof

The HTC RE is waterproof, and so are the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR794HD, whereas the ION DashCam and the Kodak Super 8 are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

One More Award

The HTC RE has received 1 award, however the ION DashCam has received no awards, the Kodak Super 8 has received no awards and the Vivitar DVR794HD has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are a Little Better

The average expert review score of the HTC RE is 70% based on 148 reviews, but the average rating of the Polaroid Cube is 69% (based on 64 reviews).

User Reviews Are Better

The average user review score of the HTC RE is 80% based on 175 reviews, but the average rating of the Polaroid Cube is 75% (based on 473 reviews) and the average rating of the Vivitar DVR794HD is 63% (based on 12 reviews).

2 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Higher Review Score

Digital Versus and Les Numeriques.com both gave the HTC RE a better review score. More ...

Digital Versus: HTC RE = 60% vs Polaroid Cube = 20%

Les Numeriques.com: HTC RE = 60% vs Polaroid Cube = 20%
Easier to Use

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the HTC RE was easier to use. Over 20 people thought that it was really easy to use and five people thought that it was also very comfortable and easy to hold.

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the HTC RE

Heavier

The HTC RE is a 66.5g camcorder. That's 43.5g lighter than the ION DashCam (110g), 933.5g lighter than the Kodak Super 8 (1kg), 7.5g heavier than the Polaroid Cube (59g) and 1.5g lighter than the Vivitar DVR794HD (68g). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Worse Kagoo Score

The HTC RE has received a Kagoo Score of 80, but the Polaroid Cube scored 82.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 shop sell the HTC RE, however 3 shops sell the Polaroid Cube and 3 stores sell the Vivitar DVR794HD. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The HTC RE is older than the Kodak Super 8 by 18 months and older than the Polaroid Cube by one month.

Worse Brand

HTC camcorders have an average rating of only 65.1%, however ION has an average rating of 71.3%, Kodak has an average rating of 71.3%, Polaroid has an average rating of 69.6% and Vivitar has an average rating of 74.6%.

3 Expert Review Sites Gave It a Lower Review Score

PC Mag, Cnetfrance.fr and Curved.de all gave the HTC RE a lower review score. More ...

PC Mag: HTC RE = 50% vs Polaroid Cube = 80%

Cnetfrance.fr: HTC RE = 72% vs Polaroid Cube = 74%

Curved.de: HTC RE = 78% vs Polaroid Cube = 86%
Less Reasonably Priced

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the HTC RE was less reasonably priced.

Less Carefully Designed

The HTC RE reviewers thought the HTC RE was less carefully designed.

Worse Great Video Quality

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the HTC RE was worse great video quality.

The cheapest price that we could find for the RE in the US is $30.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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ION DashCam
3MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
110g
FULL
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TION
2.72"
SCREEN SIZE

The ION DashCam has a Kagoo Score of 76. However with a price tag of $50.00 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the ION DashCam or read our article on whether you should buy a ION camcorder.

Features We Love:
Very light (110g)
Image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
GPS
Full HD

A good value for money and fully featured 110g, 3MP camcorder. It has an image stabilizer and a GPS, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

80
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
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Testing a low cost Ion Air Pro Lite Wi-Fi Camera as a dashcam @Trail Ridge Road
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4 Reasons For for Choosing the ION DashCam

Image Stabilizer

The ION DashCam has an image stabilizer (as does the Polaroid Cube), however the HTC RE, the Kodak Super 8 and the Vivitar DVR794HD do not have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Full HD

The ION DashCam is a Full HD camcorder (as are the HTC RE, the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR794HD), however the Kodak Super 8 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

GPS

The ION DashCam has a GPS, however the HTC RE, the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR794HD do not have this feature. More ...

GPS denotes whether the camcorder has a GPS system built in, allowing it to record precisely where the video was taken.

HDMI

The ION DashCam supports HDMI, whereas the HTC RE, the Kodak Super 8, the Polaroid Cube and the Vivitar DVR794HD do not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

8 Reasons Against for Choosing the ION DashCam

51g Heavier

The ION DashCam has a weight of 110g, whereas the HTC RE is a 66.5g camcorder (43.5g lighter), the Kodak Super 8 is a 1kg camcorder (890g heavier), the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (51g lighter) and the Vivitar DVR794HD is a 68g camcorder (42g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

82% Smaller Total Megapixels

The ION DashCam is a 3MP camcorder. That's 13MP smaller than the HTC RE (16MP), 5MP smaller than the Polaroid Cube (8MP) and 9MP smaller than the Vivitar DVR794HD (12MP). More ...

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Worse Kagoo Score

The ION DashCam has received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the HTC RE scored 80, the Polaroid Cube scored 82 and the Vivitar DVR794HD scored 80.

More Expensive by $20

The ION DashCam is $20 more expensive than the HTC RE, $20 more expensive than the Kodak Super 8, $20 more expensive than the Polaroid Cube and $5 more expensive than the Vivitar DVR794HD.

Fewer Sellers

The ION DashCam is only stocked by 1 shop, but the Polaroid Cube is stocked by 3 shops and the Vivitar DVR794HD is stocked by 3 stores. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Over Three Years

The ION DashCam is two years older than the HTC RE, four years older than the Kodak Super 8 and two years older than the Polaroid Cube.

Shorter Manufacturer's Guarantee by One Month Years

The manufacturer's guarantee of the ION DashCam is one year less than the Polaroid Cube.

Worse Brand

ION camcorders have an average rating of only 71.3%, but Vivitar has an average rating of 74.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DashCam in the US is $50.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Kodak Super 8

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Kodak Super 8

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Kodak Super 8
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1kg

The Kodak Super 8 has a Kagoo Score of 73. With a price tag of $30.00 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Kodak Super 8.

An affordable and good spec 1kg video camera.

79
Features
Good Features
79
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Kagoo Score
Very Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the Kodak Super 8

Newer by 17 Months

The Kodak Super 8 is 18 months newer than the HTC RE, four years newer than the ION DashCam, 17 months newer than the Polaroid Cube and four years newer than the Vivitar DVR794HD

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Kodak Super 8

941g Heavier

The Kodak Super 8 has a weight of 1g, whereas the HTC RE is a 66.5g camcorder (933.5g lighter), the ION DashCam is a 110g camcorder (890g lighter), the Polaroid Cube is a 59g camcorder (941g lighter) and the Vivitar DVR794HD is a 68g camcorder (932g lighter). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Kodak Super 8 has received a Kagoo Score of 73, whereas the HTC RE scored 80, the ION DashCam scored 76, the Polaroid Cube scored 82 and the Vivitar DVR794HD scored 80.

Fewer Sellers

The Kodak Super 8 is only stocked by 1 retailer, but the Polaroid Cube is stocked by 3 retailers and the Vivitar DVR794HD is stocked by 3 retailers. More ...

The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
Worse Brand

Kodak camcorders have an average rating of only 71.3%, but Vivitar has an average rating of 74.6%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the Super 8 in the US is $30.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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