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ION S3000

ION S3000 Camcorder

alphr.com Recommended
112g CMOS 2.5h Jul 2013
Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Battery Life Release Date
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11 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This video camera received a "Recommended" from Alphr.com who concluded that this camcorder was good.

Good Expert Reviews

This video camera received a rating of 83 out of 100 from video camera expert review website alphr.com.

Average User Reviews

Owners have rated this ION video camera on average 72%.

Reasonably Priced

One ION S3000 owner considered that it was good value for money. Expert website Alphr.com said in their review of the ION S3000 “Firewall products, Billion has focused on affordable SSL VPN appliances for SMBs”.

One person who purchased the ION S3000 considered that it was cheap. V3.co.uk wrote seven years ago “It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, Billion’s Biguard S3000 offers a combination of conventional IPsec virtual private network (VPN)”.

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Robust

One person said in their reviews that this camcorder was reliable. Richard said in his review of this camcorder in October “The camera has proved very reliable and the clips are easy to download”.

Good Product Quality

One ION S3000 owner who reviewed the product mentioned that it was good quality. This year Amazon Customer mentioned in their review “This camera has amazing picture quality” but even so they only scored it 2 stars.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the S3000 which do not have an image stabiliser, the ION S3000 has an image stabiliser.

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Waterproof

The ION S3000 is waterproof, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the S3000 which are not waterproof.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The ION S3000 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar age and spec to the S3000.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small

The widths of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 19mm to 640mm, and the average width is 94mm. At only 40 millimeters, the ION S3000 is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the S3000.

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10 Reasons Against

ION Camcorders Only Have Unexceptional Reviews

ION has unexceptional average ratings across all video cameras, however it has ok ratings specifically for its video cameras.

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Poor Support

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the ION S3000 did not have good technical guidance. Amazon Customer wrote “It will have you going in circles with vague and conflicting instructions” in their review.

Not Full HD

The ION S3000 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the S3000 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The ION S3000 does not have an HDMI port, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the S3000 also do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The ION S3000 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the S3000 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The ION S3000 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the S3000 which have a built-in display.

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Very Shallow Waterproof Depth

Across all the video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the S3000 the waterproof depth range from 1.5m to 100m. With a waterproof depth of only 3 meters, the ION S3000 has one of the shallower waterproof depth amongst video cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the ION S3000 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The ION S3000 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the S3000 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The ION S3000 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the S3000 also do not have a built-in projector.

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3 Other reasons to consider the ION S3000

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life

The ION S3000 has a relatively average battery life (2.5 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Average Weight

At 112 grams, the ION S3000 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the S3000.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Waterproof Depth
Video
Video Format
Still Image
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Cable
The Windows Operating System
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Format
Mac Operating Systems
USB Port
Dimensions
USB Cable Included
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Video Compression Format
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(3)
27 May 2009

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User Reviews

(14)
Reviewed 20 November 2014 by Mommared3
Mommared3 would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

I bought this camera for my son, he hunts and fishes an videos tapes the trip, an comes home to share the trips, I love how's simple it is to us. Great colors of videos...

Reviewed 17 November 2014 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

I use this hd cam at my motorcycle helmet on trips and on an airmodel , it works fine , perfect !!! Very easy and simple to use !!! everyone who see my cam wants to buy the same !!! good vibes... Read more…

Reviewed 19 January 2015 by D3house

The video was fine but there was no sound...

Reviewed 25 May 2015 by Traeguth
Traeguth would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

I bought one for use on my bike. The handlebar mount it comes with is perfect. I had it for a couple months and decided to buy a second one. Now I have one facing front and one facing back.... Read more…

Reviewed 27 May 2015 by Chipperdy
Chipperdy would recommend the Ion Cool iCam S3000

Pro's: Good video Rugged Small Price Con's: No Audio...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ion s3000, ion s3000b, ion audio s3000, ion audio s3000b, ion camera s3000, ion camera s3000b, ion camera s3000r, ion audio viprbs3000, ion audio viprbs3000b
Barcodes 00083922912675, 00190341977595, 00756519765267, 00811233020556

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