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 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).