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Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?

Updated 31 August 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 it's .

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 popular camcorders and start at £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) and go up to £49 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. The average price of a new ION camcorder is £119.

ION are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and 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. 10 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that ION is the 10th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
1,908 reviews
#2
Japan
93%
93%
5,689 reviews
#3
Japan
90%
90%
166 reviews
#4
GoPro
88%
88%
2,227 reviews
#5
Ricoh
87%
87%
453 reviews
#6
Veho
82%
82%
407 reviews
#7
KitVision
79%
79%
93 reviews
#8
JVC
Japan
79%
79%
31 reviews
#9
Zoom
77%
77%
117 reviews
#10
ION
74%
74%
74 reviews
#11
Blackmagic Design
72%
72%
52 reviews
#12
Nikon
Japan
72%
72%
43 reviews
#13
DJI
71%
71%
438 reviews
#14
Vivitar
71%
71%
80 reviews
#15
Transcend
71%
71%
642 reviews
#16
Bushnell
71%
71%
146 reviews
#17
Garmin
70%
70%
7 reviews
#18
Polaroid
70%
70%
414 reviews
#19
ACTIVEON
70%
70%
6 reviews
#20
South Korea
68%
68%
93 reviews
#21
EZVIZ
67%
67%
0 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
Kaiser Baas
64%
64%
13 reviews
#24
Kodak
64%
64%
75 reviews
#25
360fly
63%
63%
7 reviews
#26
Midland
61%
61%
2 reviews
#27
Lexibook
60%
60%
1 review
#28
Motorola
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
HP
United States
60%
60%
6 reviews
#30
isaw
60%
60%
0 reviews
#31
Rollei
60%
60%
2 reviews
#32
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#33
Tactus
57%
57%
0 reviews
#34
Coby
55%
55%
1 review

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
£1,216
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £11,499
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
£119
£0 £500 £1,000 £1,500 £2,000 £2,500 £3,000 £3,500 £4,000 £4,500 £11,499
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 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
88%
5 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%
4 reviews
50%
3 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
75%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
2 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
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
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
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
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
87%
3 reviews
70%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
alphr.com logo
50%
1 review
80%
1 review
67%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
83%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
straitstimes.com logo
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
98 reviews
70%
64 reviews
79%
56 reviews
73%
50 reviews
76%
37 reviews
69%
9 reviews
Average
79%
198 reviews
76%
147 reviews
84%
94 reviews
69%
74 reviews
73%
61 reviews
73%
13 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 2 industry awards for ION camcorders. 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 2 awards for its camcorders.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon GoPro Cisco Ricoh ION
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
3
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
reviewed.com logo
2
4
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
2
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
Digital Versus logo
4
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
komputerswiat.pl logo
1
1
PC Mag logo
2
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
CNET.com logo
2
Other Expert Sites
13
6
9
6
3
1
Total
40
34
22
7
8
2

What is the Best High End ION Camcorder?

ION SnapCam LE

£49.00
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ION SnapCam LE
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
50g
2000 X 4000
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL

If you're looking for a high end ION camcorder then the ION SnapCam LE takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 77, but is a bit more expensive at £49.

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

A stunningly light weight and low cost 2000 x 4000 pixels resolution camcorder, with a good spec. It has an image stabilizer, is Full HD and supports bluetooth.

79
Features
Good Features
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
79
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
4 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

REVIEW: iON SnapCam LE
REVIEW: iON SnapCam LE
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In This Guide
Should You Buy an ION Camcorder?
Is ION the Best Camcorder Brand?
What Do the ION Camcorder Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have ION Camcorders Received?
What is the Best High End ION Camcorder?

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