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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 31 August 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 35,000 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 $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 $204.

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. 14 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that ION is the 14th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
7,882 reviews
#2
GoPro
93%
93%
4,307 reviews
#3
Japan
93%
93%
3,379 reviews
#4
Japan
85%
85%
159 reviews
#5
Ricoh
84%
84%
689 reviews
#6
Blackmagic Design
77%
77%
102 reviews
#7
Zoom
76%
76%
124 reviews
#8
Transcend
75%
75%
650 reviews
#9
Vivitar
75%
75%
70 reviews
#10
Nikon
Japan
74%
74%
48 reviews
#11
JVC
Japan
73%
73%
20 reviews
#12
Kodak
72%
72%
90 reviews
#13
Veho
72%
72%
452 reviews
#14
ION
71%
71%
11 reviews
#15
Polaroid
70%
70%
633 reviews
#16
DJI
69%
69%
783 reviews
#17
Narrative
69%
69%
96 reviews
#18
South Korea
68%
68%
103 reviews
#19
Bushnell
67%
67%
146 reviews
#20
Garmin
67%
67%
92 reviews
#21
HTC
65%
65%
323 reviews
#22
Midland
65%
65%
15 reviews
#23
HP
United States
65%
65%
3 reviews
#24
Xiaomi
65%
65%
106 reviews
#25
360fly
64%
64%
73 reviews
#26
Toshiba
Japan
64%
64%
389 reviews
#27
VTech
60%
60%
0 reviews
#28
Cobra
58%
58%
0 reviews
#29
DataVideo
56%
56%
0 reviews
#30
Coby
56%
56%
1 review
#31
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#32
Motorola
54%
54%
0 reviews
#33
Olympus
Japan
53%
53%
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 $204, 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 3 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
$204
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,499
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 85% 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 GoPro Canon Cisco Ricoh
reviewed.com logo
3
2
4
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
4
2
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
3
1
4
Expert Reviews logo
3
1
2
1
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
5
Digital Versus logo
3
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
1
T3.com logo
2
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
2
toptenreviews.com logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
PhotographyBlog.com logo
1
1
pctidningen.se logo
2
pcactual.com logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
Other Expert Sites
14
11
5
6
5
Total
40
31
31
7
8
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