Product of the week – iOn Pro 2 Wi-Fi action camera

Outstanding feature: rotation on mount allows various shot angles on the go

Overall impression: exceptionally easy to use.

iON cameras have recently been relaunched in SA by the company that imports Nikon, which knows a thing or two about image quality. The Air Pro 2 Wi-Fi is its top-of-the range camera, with features such as the Wi-Fi PODZ for real-time shoot-and-share capabilities, HDMI port for playback and an external mic socket. For all its inbuilt features and low-profile tube design (waterproof metal and plastic), it’s easily operated with a glove-friendly start/stop slide switch.

Image quality is excellent. Its perhaps the only model that comes close to the GoPro Hero3 Blakc in pure video performance. You lose a bit of field-of-view range at the top end as you have only 127° when selecting full HD on the quick-change setting, which shoots at 30 fps. At 720 p you get 60 FPS, and the full benefit of the 170° field of view.

The Air Pro 2 Wi-Fi ships with various mounts, including a light twisty-leg tripod that’s fits into your pocket, and you get 8 GB free cloud storage if you register on the site, which we like.

Max resolution: 1 080 p, 30 fps
Lens FOV: 180°
Stills: 16 MP

Will cost you R4 599, find out more and buy it here.

Checkout our October issue to learn how to make the most of your action camera and see reviews on other top models.

  • Cecil M

    Looks impressive.
    HOWEVER, I will not buy any camera until it has a facility to continually loop about 5 minutes of video. The idea is I want the video recording to run all the time, deleting everything but the last 5 minutes. That way, when something happens that I want to keep, I can save only the last 5 minutes. The benefit would be I would not have to trawl through hours of video to find just the short clip I really want. Also, I would not have to use so much space saving a long video on my hard drive.
    Does anyone know if such a facility exists on any sport-action camera?

    • kev

      Check out GoPro Hero 3+, it has that function, exactly as you described!