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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 15 February 2021
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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 22,000 user and expert reviews and 150+ 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 $50 for the DashCam which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 3MP 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 $161.

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. 10 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that ION is the 10th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,740 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
1,794 reviews
#3
GoPro
93%
93%
3,580 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
159 reviews
#5
Ricoh
84%
84%
439 reviews
#6
Zoom
81%
81%
176 reviews
#7
Vivitar
78%
78%
80 reviews
#8
Blackmagic Design
75%
75%
52 reviews
#9
JVC
Japan
75%
75%
20 reviews
#10
ION
73%
73%
11 reviews
#11
Nikon
Japan
73%
73%
43 reviews
#12
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#13
Veho
71%
71%
419 reviews
#14
Polaroid
70%
70%
348 reviews
#15
Transcend
69%
69%
641 reviews
#16
Garmin
68%
68%
76 reviews
#17
DJI
68%
68%
438 reviews
#18
KitVision
68%
68%
97 reviews
#19
South Korea
68%
68%
103 reviews
#20
ACTIVEON
67%
67%
6 reviews
#21
Xiaomi
67%
67%
98 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
HP
United States
65%
65%
3 reviews
#24
360fly
65%
65%
67 reviews
#25
Toshiba
Japan
63%
63%
277 reviews
#26
Midland
63%
63%
2 reviews
#27
Motorola
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Cobra
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
DataVideo
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
Coby
56%
56%
1 review
#32
Ultramax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#33
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Olympus
Japan
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 $161, ION camcorders tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands. ION also have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a ION camcorder being 63%.

There's a smaller selection of ION camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 4 ION camcorders currently on the market in the US.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$963
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$161
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,499
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.

5 stars
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
2
ION has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its camcorders than most other brands.

Over 73% of user reviews for ION camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% across all camcorder brands.

How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for ION camcorders. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon Cisco Ricoh Panasonic
Trusted Reviews logo
2
4
4
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
3
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
1
reviewed.com logo
2
4
2
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
Digital Versus logo
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
PC Mag logo
2
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
1
Techradar logo
2
agdlab.pl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
Other Expert Sites
10
5
6
3
1
Total
38
32
7
7
19
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