Summary: I purchased this product for 19.99, 4.99 shipping. Awesome deal! I purchased the video camera with bicycle touring in mind. Its lightweight and small which is perfect for touring. Also the ability to switch back and forth is a great feature. So far the camera works flawlessly. Other reviews were correct when it comes to sound quality but other than that its perfect for what I will be doing with it. I will update my review once I get out on the road. Update...
Summary: I was sent this video camera by a survey company so that I could film myself. It's very flimsy and cheap-feeling. The enclosed case is so tight that it turns on the camera when you insert it, which is stupid since.... The video camera's battery has to be recharged. I'm not sure how long the charge lasts, but that doesn't make it attractive to take on vacation--if my batteries go dead, I want to pull out a pack of AA or AAA batteries and move on, not find a computer with...
Summary: I bought this for my 10 year old for B-day and he loves it. It works great.The videos turn out great on youtube nice clear picture. You can also take just pictures. Easy to use, helpful to buy a tripod for it. Great buy for the money!
Summary: I ride a Harley and it is cool to tape my rides and with the lens for the back I just hit it and you have the back pic. its grate for everything. I have a mount on my bike to tape front and back it is so cool.
A Niche Product, and Beware of Expensive Battery Replacement, If You Buy It From Ion
Consumer Advocate, Amazon
26 July 2011
Summary: Be sure to set the microphone gain to high, so that the audio part of video recording is loud enough to be heard. The picture and video resolution is a very basic 640 by 480 pixels, which equates to 0.3 MP (same as most webcams on notebook PCs). The main attraction of this video camera is that you can switch the video subject while making the video by pressing a button.
Summary: I purchased & received the ION about 2 weeks ago from a Computer store on line. It was about the size of a pack of playing cards & to be honest, I wasn't expecting much, Boy, Was I wrong. This wee little Video recorder takes Great Pictures & downloads them to your PC or Printer for making Hard Prints ( Printer must have Mini-Slot ). It's easy to use & recharges quickly using the USB Port, With Cable connector provided.
Summary: I bought this mostly because it was small and I could carry it around more easily than my digital DV video camera and it recorded to a removable card so there was less problem downloading the video you shoot.When you shoot a video with the ION it looks great on the cameras small screen but when you put it in your computer and watch it on a full size screen (my 19" computer monitor for example) it is grainy and fuzzy and very poor quality (it records in MP4 format).