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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 31 January 2020
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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 its .

We've collated all the key information on ION camcorders in this handy guide. We've analysed over 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders to impartially compare each camcorder brand.

ION are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and moderately popular camcorders and start at £30 for the SnapCam LE which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of §MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 2000 x 4000 and go up to £40 for the SnapCam Lite which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD Ready). The average price of a new ION camcorder is £121.

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. 11 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that ION is the 11th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,680 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
5,667 reviews
#3
GoPro
92%
92%
2,429 reviews
#4
Japan
90%
90%
166 reviews
#5
Ricoh
86%
86%
439 reviews
#6
JVC
Japan
85%
85%
31 reviews
#7
KitVision
82%
82%
93 reviews
#8
Veho
81%
81%
405 reviews
#9
Transcend
78%
78%
397 reviews
#10
Zoom
77%
77%
117 reviews
#11
ION
74%
74%
14 reviews
#12
ACTIVEON
74%
74%
6 reviews
#13
Vivitar
74%
74%
80 reviews
#14
Blackmagic Design
73%
73%
51 reviews
#15
Nikon
Japan
72%
72%
43 reviews
#16
Bushnell
71%
71%
146 reviews
#17
DJI
70%
70%
438 reviews
#18
Polaroid
70%
70%
414 reviews
#19
Garmin
69%
69%
7 reviews
#20
South Korea
68%
68%
94 reviews
#21
Xiaomi
65%
65%
98 reviews
#22
Kodak
64%
64%
75 reviews
#23
360fly
63%
63%
67 reviews
#24
Motorola
60%
60%
0 reviews
#25
Midland
60%
60%
2 reviews
#26
HP
United States
60%
60%
7 reviews
#27
Lexibook
60%
60%
1 review
#28
EZVIZ
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
Rollei
59%
59%
2 reviews
#30
VTech
57%
57%
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

ION have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a ION camcorder being 65%.

There's a smaller selection of ION camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 4 ION camcorders currently on the market in the UK. ION camcorders also tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£1,085
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £6,499
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£121
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £6,499
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
1
4 stars
0
3 stars
0
2 stars
0
1 star
0
ION logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
4
3 stars
1
2 stars
0
1 star
2
ION has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its camcorders than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 100% of expert reviews and 73% of user reviews for ION camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 85% and 85% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

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
83%
4 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
100%
5 reviews
50%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
77%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
85%
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
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
60%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
altomdata.dk logo
83%
4 reviews
90%
1 review
60%
1 review
digitalfotoforalla.se logo
86%
1 review
84%
3 reviews
85%
1 review
91%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
71%
4 reviews
84%
1 review
72%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
93 reviews
69%
61 reviews
77%
55 reviews
72%
52 reviews
76%
36 reviews
83%
1 review
Average
80%
196 reviews
78%
149 reviews
85%
92 reviews
72%
74 reviews
72%
57 reviews
83%
1 review

How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 1 industry award for an ION camcorder. The table below compares the number of awards received by ION to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

ION has won 1 award for its camcorders.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh ION
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
4
reviewed.com logo
2
5
1
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
5
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
2
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digital Versus logo
4
PC Mag logo
2
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
stuff.tv logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
Other Expert Sites
10
5
11
6
3
1
Total
40
34
24
7
7
1

What is the Best Budget Choice ION Camcorder?

ION SnapCam LE

£48.41
Amazon UK
ION SnapCam LE
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ION SnapCam LE
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
50g
2000 X 4000
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL

At only £48.41 and with a Kagoo Score of 77 the ION SnapCam LE makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
2000 x 4000 pixels resolution
Lighter than average (50g)
Image stabilizer
Supports bluetooth
Full HD

A good spec and cheap 2000 x 4000 pixels resolution camcorder. It has an image stabilizer, is Full HD and supports bluetooth.

79
Features
Good Features
67
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
79
Value for Money
Very Good
69
Age
4 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
REVIEW: iON SnapCam LE
REVIEW: iON SnapCam LE
ION SnapCam LE Action Cam Video Test
ION SnapCam LE Action Cam Video Test

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