A few ‘action’ type clips and review of the iON Air Pro 10011L video camera.
The Air Pro 1011L is dubbed a ‘sports action’ camera that is suitable for a wide variety of uses. It mounts to handlebars (with a clamp mount included) as well as helmets for first-person action pov. You can see the wide perspective the camera captures, though it is slightly ‘fisheyeed’ due to the type of lens it uses. So far I am relatively pleased with the camera.
One of the minor complaints I have is that the function buttons could be a bit more user friendly (the record button is not so easy to slide up and down. There is a lot of resistance, and recording on the fly, using one hand to switch it on can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. Also, the image stabilization is not as good as the GoPro’s. But for only 35 bucks (with free shipping) it’s a very decent camera.
I wound up purchasing a refurbished 1011L from a camera shop on eBay back in May. I have used it about 15 times since then with only minor issues. Overall, I would rate it a C+ for quality and price factors. It’s a novelty I suppose, but it’s fun to play with once and while… (for my own use, I found that the 60fps setting is best for ‘speed’ shots)
Quick overview of its features Include:
- A 170 degree field of view that records videos in 1080p and 720p, that has options for 30fps or 60fps. Records audio with a built-in microphone as well. Camera captures 5mp still or burst shot images.
- The iON Air Pro 1011L camera is waterproof up to 10 meters/30 feet.
- Storage utilizes Micro SD/Micro SDHC type cards. With a capacity up to 32gb. USB 2.0 connection. Battery life is approximately 2.5 hours.