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ION S3000 Camcorder

1/2 112g CMOS Jul 2013
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Good brand
Has an image stabilizer
Full HD
17 Reviews + 1 Award
alphr.com Recommended

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Reviews

Good Brand

On average video cameras from ION are rated 71 out of 100, which is in the top 70% of all camcorder brands that we have analysed. 82% of those that bought a ION camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when ION released the S3000.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The ION S3000 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE which has better reviews.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The ION S3000 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other Full HD camcorders currently available including because of their better review scores, the HDR-TD20VE, the HXR-NX30, or the HDR-XR520E all from Sony.

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Battery

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 2.5 hours, the ION S3000 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder. The shortest battery life (max) of similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.75h and the longest is 5h.

Alternative 2.5h battery life camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the Technaxx Video-Interview-Pen 4GB (£27.90), or the Drift Innovation Drift Stealth 2 Action.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The ION S3000 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Other Features

Features Photo Mode

The ION S3000 features photo mode. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also feature photo mode.

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Waterproof

The ION S3000 is waterproof, as are most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

We compared all the other waterproof camcorders to this video camera and we think because of its better review score, the Panasonic HX-A1ME is also worth considering.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HX-A100 (£124.76).

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Features Auto Focus

The ION S3000 features auto focus, as do most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Features USB Connectivity

The ION S3000 features USB connectivity. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also feature USB connectivity.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The average weight of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera is 1.3kg. The ION S3000 is fairly light (only 112 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers ion s3000b
Barcodes 04897042190556, 04897042190594

ION S3000 Review Sources

To prepare this ION S3000 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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