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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?

Updated 20 October 2019 by Matthew
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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.

The average price of a new ION camcorder is £131.

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. 14 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that ION is the 14th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,892 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
5,694 reviews
#3
Japan
90%
90%
170 reviews
#4
GoPro
90%
90%
2,472 reviews
#5
JVC
Japan
84%
84%
31 reviews
#6
Ricoh
83%
83%
439 reviews
#7
Veho
82%
82%
419 reviews
#8
KitVision
82%
82%
93 reviews
#9
Zoom
79%
79%
117 reviews
#10
Transcend
76%
76%
386 reviews
#11
Polaroid
73%
73%
414 reviews
#12
South Korea
73%
73%
93 reviews
#13
Nikon
Japan
72%
72%
43 reviews
#14
ION
72%
72%
14 reviews
#15
Vivitar
71%
71%
80 reviews
#16
Garmin
70%
70%
7 reviews
#17
Bushnell
70%
70%
146 reviews
#18
Blackmagic Design
70%
70%
52 reviews
#19
DJI
69%
69%
438 reviews
#20
ACTIVEON
69%
69%
6 reviews
#21
Kaiser Baas
66%
66%
13 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
Kodak
64%
64%
75 reviews
#24
360fly
64%
64%
67 reviews
#25
Lexibook
61%
61%
1 review
#26
Midland
61%
61%
2 reviews
#27
AgfaPhoto
60%
60%
1 review
#28
HP
United States
60%
60%
5 reviews
#29
EZVIZ
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
Motorola
59%
59%
0 reviews
#31
Rollei
59%
59%
2 reviews
#32
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Technaxx
58%
58%
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
£976
£0 £5,000 £10,000 £15,000 £20,000 £25,000 £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £45,000 £179,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£131
£0 £5,000 £10,000 £15,000 £20,000 £25,000 £30,000 £35,000 £40,000 £45,000 £179,999
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 camcorder 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.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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
82%
6 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
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
93%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
83%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
75%
4 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
89%
3 reviews
53%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
83%
4 reviews
85%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
camcorderinfo.com logo
95%
1 review
87%
5 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
71%
92 reviews
69%
64 reviews
79%
55 reviews
73%
52 reviews
77%
37 reviews
83%
1 review
Average
80%
196 reviews
78%
151 reviews
85%
99 reviews
69%
74 reviews
70%
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 given to 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
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
4
2
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
reviewed.com logo
2
5
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
altomdata.dk logo
2
2
Digital Versus logo
4
PC Mag logo
2
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
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
10
6
3
1
Total
40
35
25
7
7
1
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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?
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What Do the ION Camcorder Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?

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