iON AIR PRO 2 reviewed, tested and a shoot-out with the iON Air Pro HD original model.
The second generation of the iON Air Pro series is here. With a new 14MP image sensor & super wide 180 degree FOV (field of view) and new ability to attach an external microphone. Ultra-light weight of 130grams/4.6oz and 2.5 hour battery life.
Air Pro reviewed and compared with the GoPro Hero 3 Black edition here; “GoPro Hero3 Black VS iON Air Pro HD – Action Cam SHOOT-OUT!” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACIZUV0zRdE
“Aimed at professional and amateur photographers, adventurers, adrenalin junkies and recreational sports enthusiasts alike, this product offers users very clear advantages:
One of the lightest WiFi enabled HD Action camera weighing just 130 grams / 4.6 Ounces. The most ergonomic footprint amongst leading competitors.
No raincoat required – waterproof to 30ft, complete with waterproof microphone to enable high quality audio while offering protection from the elements. This device does not need an additional waterproof outer casing.
No strings attached – Wi-Fi model includes the iON Wi-Fi PODZ™ for real time shoot & share capability.
One finger to the competition – simple to use one touch function allows simultaneous camera start and record all with one finger.
Long life – 1800mAmp battery booster allows camera unit to charge twice without the need for an external power source to provide over 7 hours of battery life.
Wide angle lens – provides ability to record in HD with a field view of up to 170 degree.
HD recording – Up to 1080p video resolution.
14 megapixel stills – that can be sequenced one at a time, three in one second or one photo every 10,20 or 30 seconds to create amazing step photo video.
Free Cloud storage – 8GB of free Cloud storage will be provided with every iON Air Pro™ camera purchase for storage and sharing of video content.
The iON Air Pro™ 2 has the following specifications:
Lens Type: 180º ultra wide angle field of view.
Sensor: 14 Mega pixel CMOS sensor.
Focus Range: 0.5m / 20inches.
Video: 1080p: 1920×1080 pixels (16:9), 25fps PAL / 30fps NTSC. 960p: 1280×960 pixels (4:3), 25fps PAL / 30fps NTSC*. 720p: 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 50fps PAL / 60fps NTSC. 720p: 1280×720 pixels (16:9), 25fps PAL / 30fps NTSC*.
Format: H.264 compression, saved as MPEG4 (.mp4) file. Dual video files for easy sharing.
Photo: 14 mega pixel in JPEG format. Single, burst-shot*, time lapse*.
Audio: Built-in high quality microphone. Microphone Input (for professional external microphones). AAC compression, automatic gain control.
Storage: MicroSD / MicroSDHC with minimum class 6, recommended class 10 up to 32gB (not included). Average recording time: about 4 hours (using 32GB mSD card in 1080p30/720p60).
Connection: USB2.0 (for data connection and battery charging). HDMI – Hi Def Video.
Power: Battery life: approx. 2.5 hrs / 1 hr (w/ Wi-Fi).
Housing: High quality aluminium barrel / rubberised finishing.
Waterproof: Depth up to 10 meters / 30 feet.
Dimensions: 37 x 37 x 108 mm / 1.45″ x 1.45″ x 4.5″.
Weight: 130g / 4.6oz (including WiFi PODZ™).
* Settings can be changed through iON software.”