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Overall Score

ION S3000

alphr.com Recommended
An award winning 1 Full HD video camera, but with not very good features and high running costs
1" Yes 112g CMOS Jul 2013
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date

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ION S3000 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the ION S3000 number 320 across all camcorders.
81
15 Reviews + 1 Award
36
Missing Some Features
35
4 Years Old
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It has great expert reviews and not bad user reviews with 82% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. This camcorder has received a "Recommended" award from Alphr.com. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However this ION camcorder has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report excellent product quality, design and that it is reasonably priced.
The S3000 is missing some features:
Very shallow waterproof up to
Only 1" optical sensor size

ION S3000 Video Reviews


ION S3000 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

One Industry Award

The author at website Alphr.com concluded that they would endorse this video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera received a score of 83% from camcorder expert review site alphr.com. If all the video cameras are ranked by average expert review score then this ION video camera is in the top 18%.

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Average User Reviews

On average, S3000 owners rated this camcorder 71 out of 100. 82% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report Superior Product Quality

Four customers said in their reviews that it was good quality.

Customers Report Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking.

ION Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

ION is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts. 82% of those that bought a ION camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Three people agreed that the ION S3000 was good value for money.


Features

Features Auto Focus

The ION S3000 features auto focus. 89% of video cameras do not feature auto focus.

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Very Light

Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The weight of the ION S3000 of only 112g is in the lightest 18% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The maximum aperture number of the ION S3000 of 6 is quite high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The ION S3000's battery life (max) of 2.5h is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 53% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The ION S3000 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.

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Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The ION S3000 has a continuous shooting mode. 91% of video cameras do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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Features Photo Mode

The ION S3000 features photo mode. 76% of video cameras do not feature photo mode.

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Full HD

Full HD

The ION S3000 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Very Shallow Waterproof Up to

The waterproof up to of the ION S3000 of only 3m is in the shallowest 22% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average waterproof up to of all video cameras is 16m, with the shallowest being 1m and the deepest being 100m.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Waterproof

The ION S3000 is waterproof. 89% of video cameras are not waterproof.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

ION released the S3000 in July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ion s3000b
Barcodes 00756519765267

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46% higher maximum aperture number

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