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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?

Updated 12 January 2020 by Matthew
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should you buy an ION Camcorder?

ION is one of the most popular camcorder brands as well as being well known for its .

If you are thinking about buying an ION camcorder then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of camcorder brands is compiled by analysing over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders.

ION are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular camcorders and start at $245 for the The Game ActION which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) and go up to $316 for the Air Pro Lite ActION which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new ION camcorder is $280.

ION are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular camcorders.

Is ION the Best Camcorder Brand?

So are ION camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.

ION is ranked the No. 20 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that ION is the 20th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,684 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
5,705 reviews
#3
GoPro
91%
91%
2,471 reviews
#4
Japan
87%
87%
165 reviews
#5
Zoom
83%
83%
117 reviews
#6
Ricoh
82%
82%
439 reviews
#7
Vivitar
78%
78%
80 reviews
#8
JVC
Japan
77%
77%
31 reviews
#9
Nikon
Japan
76%
76%
43 reviews
#10
Blackmagic Design
76%
76%
51 reviews
#11
Garmin
75%
75%
7 reviews
#12
DJI
75%
75%
438 reviews
#13
Polaroid
74%
74%
414 reviews
#14
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#15
Veho
73%
73%
430 reviews
#16
Toshiba
Japan
72%
72%
321 reviews
#17
South Korea
70%
70%
93 reviews
#18
Cisco
69%
69%
141 reviews
#19
Midland
69%
69%
2 reviews
#20
ION
68%
68%
14 reviews
#21
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#22
360fly
66%
66%
67 reviews
#23
ACTIVEON
66%
66%
6 reviews
#24
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#25
Naxa
62%
62%
0 reviews
#26
HP
United States
61%
61%
6 reviews
#27
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Motorola
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how ION camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All camcorder Brands
ION Camcorders

At an average purchase price of $280, ION camcorders tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands.

There's a smaller selection of ION camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 2 ION camcorders currently on the market in the US. ION also have worse reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a ION camcorder being 65%.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$830
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$280
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of ION Camcorders

What Do the ION Camcorder Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every ION camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for ION and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.

ION logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
ION logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
2
ION has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 73% of user reviews for ION camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% and 84% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

Looking at just the expert reviews, in the table below we compare the average review score given to ION camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh ION
CNET.com logo
77%
19 reviews
73%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
100%
6 reviews
50%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
60%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
85%
1 review
91%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
70%
1 review
reviewed.com logo
77%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
94 reviews
69%
61 reviews
79%
58 reviews
73%
52 reviews
76%
37 reviews
83%
1 review
Average
79%
196 reviews
79%
149 reviews
84%
96 reviews
69%
74 reviews
73%
57 reviews
83%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for an ION camcorder. The table below compares the number of awards given to ION to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

ION has won 1 award for its camcorders.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh ION
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
5
reviewed.com logo
2
5
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
3
2
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
5
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digital Versus logo
4
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
gagadget.com logo
1
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
stuff.tv logo
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
tomsguide.com logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
12
5
11
6
2
1
Total
40
34
26
7
7
1
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?
Is ION the Best Camcorder Brand?
What Do the ION Camcorder Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?

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