Summary: Bought this for my husband to take skiing in Colorado. Although we have nothing to compare it to, we thought it took great video--very clear, nice color, good sound. Helmet mounts worked great, also. He also likes to video his snowmobile jaunts, quad rides, and motocross thrills and spills. I have to assume that it is user-friendly as far as downloading the video. Overall I feel it was a great value, especially compared to that other name brand camera.
Ion now just needs to open up the market with a 4k resolution Ion Pro.
6 November 2014
Summary: Works good enough. Definitely invest in a Edutige mic for these to enhance the sound. The start and stop record is very simple, and a bonus as well for having the wifi podz to check camera angles with the ihone Ion Camera app. over all is just as good as gorpo, if not better in some ways.
Summary: Awesome camera. Great video quality. Very wide recording area. The only bad thing I have found is that it is a bit of a process to charge it up. You have to remove the back cover to get to the plug-in, but that is probably what makes it waterproof. I bought mine and liked it so much I bought on for my brother!
Summary: No need for a Go-Pro if you have one of these. I grabbed one for a trip to Yellow Stone National Park. We planned on doing some zip-lining. I picked up the helmet/goggle mount which also worked great, all but one time and it was my fault. I did not have it securely on my helmet. While jumping of a platform, 40'-45' above the ground, I whipped my head back which caused the whole helmet mount and ION camera to fall to the ground.
Summary: One of my favorite purchases. I got it on a CNET cheaper deals. For what paid it was almost free. The video quality is great, the picture quality only so so. Use this on trips and when we have a gathering out doors. Indoor quality is good when the lighting is sufficient. For a sports action cam, this does the trick.