The iON Air pro 3 is a versatile action camera. It has a variety of features that make capturing high quality video in various situations easy. The camera is cylindrical with an on off button and a record switch. There is no screen or display. Vibrations indicate when it has powered on or off, and when recording starts and stops.
Like any good action camera the Ion Air Pro 3 can record at a variety of high frame rates. It will record 1080p video at 30 or 60 frames per second and 720p at 120, 60, or 30 frames per second. It takes 12 megapixel photos and has single shot, burst, and time-lapse photo settings. All settings must be adjusted using a desktop application or smart phone app.
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The camera has a Wi-Fi module or “pod” that allows it to interact with a smart phone. The Wi-Fi module can be removed allowing access to the USB and HDMI ports, micro SD card and a eighth inch microphone input and a switch that allows you to pick between full HD and 720p presets.
The camera comes with a helmet mount and is also equipped with a standard quarter inch tripod mount. The camera’s lens has a 160 degree field of view, and around a two and a half hour battery life. The camera is 5 ounces and is waterproof to 49ft. The biggest downside is it doesn’t have a display of any kind which makes it difficult to tell how much battery is left and what is in the frame, but the free app that can be download onto your smart phone helps remedy that problem.
Although the battery cannot be swapped out, and it is bigger than some of the other action cameras, the camera its self is waterproof which means there is no need for a bulky housing. It’s easy to use and records high frame rate video. It is a great action camera for the price and is versatile enough to use in many situations.