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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?

Updated 13 July 2019 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 it's .

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 $100 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 $180 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 $140.

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%
1,910 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
5,713 reviews
#3
Japan
87%
87%
165 reviews
#4
GoPro
87%
87%
2,314 reviews
#5
Zoom
82%
82%
117 reviews
#6
Ricoh
81%
81%
453 reviews
#7
Vivitar
79%
79%
80 reviews
#8
JVC
Japan
77%
77%
31 reviews
#9
Nikon
Japan
76%
76%
43 reviews
#10
Polaroid
74%
74%
414 reviews
#11
Garmin
74%
74%
7 reviews
#12
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#13
Toshiba
Japan
73%
73%
321 reviews
#14
Blackmagic Design
73%
73%
51 reviews
#15
ACTIVEON
71%
71%
6 reviews
#16
Veho
71%
71%
413 reviews
#17
South Korea
70%
70%
93 reviews
#18
Transcend
69%
69%
384 reviews
#19
DJI
68%
68%
438 reviews
#20
ION
68%
68%
74 reviews
#21
Midland
67%
67%
2 reviews
#22
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#23
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#24
DRIFT
64%
64%
0 reviews
#25
HP
United States
62%
62%
6 reviews
#26
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
Naxa
58%
58%
0 reviews
#28
Memorex
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

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 United States. ION camcorders also tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

ION have worse reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a ION camcorder being 60%.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$900
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $9,499
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$140
$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
2
4 stars
9
3 stars
2
2 stars
0
1 star
0
ION logo

User Reviews

5 stars
17
4 stars
18
3 stars
6
2 stars
5
1 star
7
ION has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its camcorders than most other camcorder brands.

Over 85% of expert reviews and 66% of user reviews for ION camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% 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
85%
6 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
100%
7 reviews
50%
3 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
90%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
camcorderinfo.com logo
95%
1 review
87%
5 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
96 reviews
69%
60 reviews
81%
53 reviews
73%
52 reviews
76%
38 reviews
70%
10 reviews
Average
80%
197 reviews
78%
147 reviews
85%
88 reviews
69%
74 reviews
73%
61 reviews
70%
13 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for ION camcorders. 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 2 awards for its camcorders.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh ION
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
6
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
reviewed.com logo
2
4
1
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
1
2
Digital Versus logo
4
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
gagadget.com logo
1
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
Other Expert Sites
10
5
11
6
3
2
Total
40
34
23
7
8
2

How Reliable Are ION Camcorders?

We checked over 28,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of ION camcorders. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of ION camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think ION camcorders are reliable.

So, most people think that ION camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for ION camcorders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

It is durable
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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?
How Reliable Are ION Camcorders?

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