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ION the Game ActION Camcorder

157g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Built-In Display Release Date
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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The ION The Game ActION has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the The Game ActION do not have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The The Game ActION is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the The Game ActION are not Full HD.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Camcorders of this spec and age have battery lifes of between 0.083h and 5h. The The Game ActION has one of the longer battery lifes (3 hours) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

There are a number of alternative 3h battery life camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price] which has better reviews.

If this ION video camera battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Drift Innovation Drift Ghost-S Action[plb_2962227_price] (4h).

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Waterproof

The The Game ActION is waterproof, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the The Game ActION which are not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth looking at include the Vivitar DVR786[plb_2962201_price].

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Has a Built-In Display

The The Game ActION has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The The Game ActION has a greater number of white balance modes than most comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small

The The Game ActION is quite small (only 38.1 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The average depth of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 130mm.

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7 Reasons Against

ION Only Has Unexceptional Camcorder Reviews

ION has ok ratings for its video cameras, however it has unexceptional average ratings when measured across its entire camcorder range.

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the The Game ActION does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have an interchangeable lens. The The Game ActION is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only Supports One Audio Format

The The Game ActION has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this ION video camera. The audio formats aac are also supported by this video camera.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this age and type do not have a night mode. The The Game ActION is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Alternative camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to look at include the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The ION The Game ActION is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the The Game ActION are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The ION The Game ActION does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the The Game ActION also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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2 Other reasons to consider the ION The Game ActION

Released Over Three Years Ago

ION released the The Game ActION over three years ago.

Average Weight

At 157 grams, the The Game ActION has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the The Game ActION.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Vivitar DVR936[plb_2962203_price] (140g).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Built-In Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Waterproof Up to
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Pouch
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Cable Type
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
Protective Pouch
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB Cable
USB 2.0 Connectors
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Video Compression Formats
Wireless Connection
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Freeze-Resistant
Shutter Speed
Built-In WiFi
Self-Timer

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