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    Default Ion Air Pro cameras

    Wondering if anyone has any experience with this camera, I have a couple old go-pro, (pre HD Models) that i'm looking to upgrade, I've been considering the Contour HD, and a friend mentioned that Ion Air Pro cameras looked pretty descent. so far from what i see, very weak mounting system, I think i would end loosing a camera if it hit the water, sometimes pictures can be deceiving, My Go-Pro's have hit the water at 40 mph plus, and they just lose the positioning, but I have never lost one!

    http://www.iontheaction.ca/ion/ION-A...eo-Camera.html

    thought and opinions would be greatly appreciated, before purchasing a new camera for spring time!

    Thanks Guys! in advance.
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    Hi there... To be honest, i didn't even hear about this camera before... So, i can't give you an opinion about it... However.... I have 2 gopro and i can say they are awesome!

    The gopro design is perfect for water sport and more...

    on the other hand... I have also 1 contour... Quality is excellent, but you have to buy the water case separately... And i dont think it won't resist a water impact if you are on skies...

    cheers

    juan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juancho View Post
    Hi there... To be honest, i didn't even hear about this camera before... So, i can't give you an opinion about it... However.... I have 2 gopro and i can say they are awesome!

    The gopro design is perfect for water sport and more...

    on the other hand... I have also 1 contour... Quality is excellent, but you have to buy the water case separately... And i dont think it won't resist a water impact if you are on skies...

    cheers

    juan
    which GoPro do you have Juan? I've got 1st gen cameras, crap on 2xAA batteries, I still have lots of time before summer, do a little research, but I think GoPro Hero3 will be the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldawg View Post
    which GoPro do you have Juan? I've got 1st gen cameras, crap on 2xAA batteries, I still have lots of time before summer, do a little research, but I think GoPro Hero3 will be the way to go.
    I have the 2nd gen... Quality 960p in top r3 setting.... r2 its 720p... Quality is pretty sick...

    Agreed about the first gen... It suck... No comparison with the 2nd and 3rd gen...

    i got the chest mount... I cant wait for summer time and try them on my new seadoo..!!! Doing some wakeboarding..!!!

    I will post some pics i extracted from a video
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    That's me... I installed 1 of my gopro on the back of my Kayak..



    you can see my home-made mount in this picture


    my buddy with my other gopro using a head strap...



    from the back of my bike


    from my other gopro attached to the front of my bike.. you can see my Contour as well in this pic...
    Last edited by Juancho; 02-09-2013 at 07:45 AM.

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    Default iON Camera Speed Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldawg View Post
    Wondering if anyone has any experience with this camera, I have a couple old go-pro, (pre HD Models) that i'm looking to upgrade, I've been considering the Contour HD, and a friend mentioned that Ion Air Pro cameras looked pretty descent. so far from what i see, very weak mounting system, I think i would end loosing a camera if it hit the water, sometimes pictures can be deceiving, My Go-Pro's have hit the water at 40 mph plus, and they just lose the positioning, but I have never lost one!

    http://www.iontheaction.ca/ion/ION-A...eo-Camera.html

    thought and opinions would be greatly appreciated, before purchasing a new camera for spring time!

    Thanks Guys! in advance.
    Hi Bulldawg, iON has designed and developed a purpose built camera called the Speed Pro. The Speed Pro is specifically tailored to operate in extreme Motorsports, Powersports, and Marine environments. The Speed Pro and the Air Pro have outstanding aerodynamics thus offering a smaller footprint which does not need an additional water proof enclosure. It is waterproof up to 30 feet. The Speed Pro offers up to a 170 degree viewing angle and variable mounts to securely affix it to many different types of vehicles. If you have some concerns about the mounting systems, you can always use the secure lanyard attachment that adds another layer of security to the 3M adhesives that are used with iONís multiple mounting solutions. In addition, they have a CamLock System which offers the flexibility to shoot/share mounted in the forward and backward positions. I recommend that if you have any further questions to contact them through Facebook. (www.facebook.com/ioncamera) They have always been quick to respond to customers and future users.

    Samples of Speed Pro footage can be found in this video that features iON Athlete and World Rally Championship driver Petter Solberg.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3_yC2KdXmSQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward.Upshaw View Post
    Hi Bulldawg, iON has designed and developed a purpose built camera called the Speed Pro. The Speed Pro is specifically tailored to operate in extreme Motorsports, Powersports, and Marine environments. The Speed Pro and the Air Pro have outstanding aerodynamics thus offering a smaller footprint which does not need an additional water proof enclosure. It is waterproof up to 30 feet. The Speed Pro offers up to a 170 degree viewing angle and variable mounts to securely affix it to many different types of vehicles. If you have some concerns about the mounting systems, you can always use the secure lanyard attachment that adds another layer of security to the 3M adhesives that are used with iONís multiple mounting solutions. In addition, they have a CamLock System which offers the flexibility to shoot/share mounted in the forward and backward positions. I recommend that if you have any further questions to contact them through Facebook. (www.facebook.com/ioncamera) They have always been quick to respond to customers and future users.

    Samples of Speed Pro footage can be found in this video that features iON Athlete and World Rally Championship driver Petter Solberg.

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3_yC2KdXmSQ
    Thanks Edward, I think the lanyard does add another layer of security, but I still question the Camlock mount system strenght, thats all, I guess i would say, running the gopro cam on my RC boats, the boats have flipped, gone airborne and the impact of the camera hitting water at 50+ mph, I have never even cracked a mount, just had to reposition the camera. I have a good deal on an Ion Camera, i just wondering if someone could testify in real application if that cam lock system is as sturdy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juancho View Post
    I have the 2nd gen... Quality 960p in top r3 setting.... r2 its 720p... Quality is pretty sick...

    Agreed about the first gen... It suck... No comparison with the 2nd and 3rd gen...

    i got the chest mount... I cant wait for summer time and try them on my new seadoo..!!! Doing some wakeboarding..!!!

    I will post some pics i extracted from a video


    Jancho, what is your youtube channel i will go check out the videos, for some reason i don't get your links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldawg View Post
    Jancho, what is your youtube channel i will go check out the videos, for some reason i don't get your links.
    Sorry, you didn't see my links because i turned off my computer/server at home... I just turned ON, so you can see them now...

    Cheers

    juancho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juancho View Post
    Sorry, you didn't see my links because i turned off my computer/server at home... I just turned ON, so you can see them now...

    Cheers

    juancho
    Nice set up. Great pics.

    here's some vids with my old HD Heros
    RC Boat Flip Slow mo, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klVmazgDc1w
    Supervee high speed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGhM8B4fmHE
    44 inch Malibu Agenger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Myi-LctLetQ
    2 go pro 2 RC Boats https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XGpOjV5Bvg
    Karting dirt track, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yns9...x3hTQ&index=10
    Dirt Track Stock Car https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTM_...Hx3hTQ&index=6
    Seadoo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6d4-SeOQsI
    Dirtbike https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tk4cCPQOzEk
    Polaris RZR800 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdE1RohpFgk

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