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ION DashCam Camcorder

110g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer Release Date
Protect yourself on the road and drive with the iON DashCam - the perfect witness. Automatic Start&Loop recording Start your car and the DashCam will automatically start recording, so you don More
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10 Reasons For

Full HD

Full HD

The DashCam is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the DashCam are not Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which is cheaper; or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which has better reviews are also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the ION Air Pro Lite ActION[plb_2962206_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the DashCam which do not have an HDMI, the DashCam has an HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] is also worth considering.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Air Pro Lite ActION[pl_2962206_price], or the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price] both from ION is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DashCam has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years which do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think cheaper video cameras such as the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Air Pro Lite ActION[pl_2962206_price], or the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price] both from ION is also worth considering.

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ION Has Good Video Camera Reviews

ION camcorders have good ratings on average and across all video cameras ION is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 2.7165369 inches, the DashCam has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the DashCam. Across all the camcorders that were released more than two years ago the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 3.6".

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Quite Small Closest Focusing Distance

The DashCam has one of the smallest closest focusing distances (only 0.0005 meters) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the closest focusing distances range from 0.0005m to 20m.

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Has a Built-In Display

The ION DashCam has a built-in display, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the DashCam which do not have a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at include the ION DashCam WiFi[plb_2962216_price] which is cheaper; or the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which has better reviews.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a cmos sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Light

The DashCam is fairly light (only 110 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the DashCam. The weights of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the DashCam range from 59g to 7.5kg.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Midland XTC-200[plb_1715689_price] (93g) which is also cheaper.

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Has One White Balance

The DashCam has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the DashCam.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Short Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the DashCam range from 0.083h to 5h. When compared to other camcorders that came out around the same time as the DashCam that we have assessed the battery life (max) of, the ION DashCam's battery life (max) of only 0.083333333333333 hours is one of the shortest.

If you want a camcorder with a longer battery life (max) then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price] (0.75h).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The DashCam does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the DashCam also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of this type and age is 140mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 0.5mm to 900mm. When compared to other video cameras that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the DashCam of only 0.5 millimeters is one of the shortest.

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Not Waterproof

The DashCam is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the DashCam are also not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the Air Pro Lite ActION[pl_2962206_price], or the Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION[pl_2962214_price] both from ION or the Panasonic HX-A1ME[plb_2962218_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have a night mode. The DashCam is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a night mode and we think the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D

The DashCam is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The DashCam does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the DashCam also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The DashCam has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is LPCM, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds adpcm are also supported by this ION video camera.

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Very Small Shock Proof Up to

The ION DashCam has a fairly small shock proof up to (only 1 meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The shock proof up tos of camcorders that are a similar age to the DashCam range from 1m to 2m, and the average shock proof up to is 1.5m.

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2 Other reasons to consider the ION DashCam

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when ION released the DashCam.

Average Display Diagonal

The ION DashCam has a relatively average display diagonal (2.7165369 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the DashCam.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
GPS (satellite)
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Video
Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Lens Focal Range
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Interface
Cable Type
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
Smooth Slow Record
USB Port
HDMI Out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
USB 2.0 Connectors
Shock Proof
Video Compression Formats
Display Diagonal (metric)
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Touch Panel
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Freeze-Resistant
Dustproof
Power Supply Type

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ion n134982, ion n134982w
Barcodes 00000010132586, 14897042191260

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