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ION DashCam Camcorder

3MP 110g CMOS Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
ION has good reviews for its camcorders
Full HD
Quite short battery life (max)

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Reviews

ION Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Video cameras built by ION are some of the better video cameras according to average reviews from experts and owners. 82% of those that bought a ION camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The DashCam is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40 is also worth considering.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The DashCam supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also support HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, and the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The DashCam has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might also want to consider including the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other video cameras of this age and type that we have assessed the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of, the DashCam's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 0.5 millimeters is one of the shortest. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 0.5mm and 2,700mm.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The ION DashCam has a continuous shooting mode. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a continuous shooting mode.

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Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant

The ION DashCam is freeze-resistant. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also are freeze-resistant.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The ION DashCam features USB connectivity, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Features Auto Focus

The DashCam features auto focus, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Features Photo Mode

The DashCam features photo mode, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 2.8". The DashCam has a very large viewfinder screen size (2.7165369 inches) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Focusing

Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m. When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera, the DashCam's closest focusing distance of only 0.0005 meters is one of the smallest.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The DashCam has a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DashCam has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7165369 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you want a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The ION DashCam is quite light (only 110 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 460g.

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Battery

Quite Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 150h, and the average battery life (max) is 12h. When compared to other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera that we have checked, the battery life (max) of the DashCam of only 0.083333333333333 hours is one of the shortest.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q4 ($199) (3h and higher rated), or the Canon Legria HF R56 (145h and higher rated).

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Design

Very Small Shock Proof Up to

The shock proof up to of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera range from 1m to 1.5m. At only 1 meter, the DashCam has a quite small shock proof up to compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This ION camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.

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