The Ion Air Pro Plus has been in the market for a while now and has certainly given GoPro a run for their money.
The Ion Air Pro Plus is really the standard Ion Air Pro with added Wi-Fi and app connectivity. Waterproof up to 30 meters and shock resistant, it even features a waterproof microphone that allows it to keep recording even when submerged. At the bottom of the Ion Air Pro, you will also find Ion’s Cam Lock system – a plastic clip attached to the base of the camera that allows easy attachment to and removal from the range of mounting options included with the Ion Air Pro Plus and Ion Air Pro Wi-Fi kits.
An ultra-wide angle lens with a 170-degree field of view puts it on par with its main competitors – the GoPro HD Hero cameras and ContourHD cameras. Its lens sits behind dome-shaped glass which Ion claims to let it shed water better for a clearer shot. However, protruding glass sounds like it is going to get scratched easier.
The Ion Air Pro sits smack between the GoPro’s ruggedness and water resistance and the Contour’s user-friendliness. With the ability to quickly snap a photo without having to stop recording or switch modes and its affordable price range, the Ion Air Pro shows it too has its own charms.