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ION S3000 Camcorder

1/2 112g CMOS Jul 2013
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good brand
Robust
Poor technical guidance
17 Reviews + 1 Award
alphr.com Recommended

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Design

Robust

One person who bought it reckoned that it was reliable. Richard gave it a score of a maximum of 5 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder “The camera has proved very reliable and the clips are easy to download”.

Good Product Quality

One customer reckoned that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “This camera has amazing picture quality” in their review of this camcorder.


Reviews

Good Brand

On average video cameras from ION are rated 71%, which is in the top 67% of all camcorder brands that we have analysed. 82% of those that bought a ION camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The ION S3000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-TD20VE, and the Thinkware TW-X500 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The ION S3000 is Full HD, as are most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the HDR-CX260V, and the PMW-150 ($29) both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The ION S3000 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Other Features

Waterproof

The ION S3000 is waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also are waterproof.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative waterproof video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the ION Air Pro Lite ActION, or the Panasonic HX-A1ME.

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Features Auto Focus

The ION S3000 features auto focus, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features Photo Mode

The ION S3000 features photo mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also feature photo mode.

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Features USB Connectivity

The ION S3000 features USB connectivity. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also feature USB connectivity.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

At only 112 grams, the ION S3000 is fairly light compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder. The lightest camcorder that was launched around the same time as this camcorder is 65g weight and the heaviest is 7.5kg.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

One customer reckoned that it did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer said in their review of this camcorder “Try and reset the date/time and it will have you going in circles with vague and conflicting instructions”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this ION video camera was released.


Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.5 hours, the ION S3000 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 2.5h battery life video cameras currently available including the Technaxx Video-Interview-Pen 4GB, the ION Air Pro Lite ActION, or the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action which has better reviews.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ion s3000b
Barcodes 04897042190556, 04897042190594

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