Ion Air Pro 3 video camera £299
Tester: Michael Neeves
Time used: One year
What’s good? Replacing the Air Pro 2 ‘bullet cam’, this new version is waterproof to 15 metres and comes with free cloud storage, neitjer of which I’ve taken advantage of so far. But I have been using the Air Pro 3 to capture lots of HD onboard bike videos. The picture quality is excellent in all conditions – a big improvement over the already excellent previous model. It records up to 60 frames per second at 1080p. With its chunky, sliding on/off switch it’s easier to operate than a GoPro. It’s well built, but lighter than the old model, has an image stabiliser and has a more robust back casing. The camera comes with lots of mounting brackets and pads, but I find it easier to fix to a bike using ‘black tack’.
What’s not? Although Ion claims improved sound quality, I’ve found there’s a lot more wind noise than the previous model, so I have to turn the sound right down when editing the video footage.
Quality rating: 5/5
Value rating: 3/5
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