First Look: iON Air Pro 2 definitely improves on the original.
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First Look: iON Air Pro 2 definitely improves on the original.

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A new sensor and lens make this an update worth checking out.

Hey, there. I'm Josh Goldman and this is a look at the iON Air Pro 2. Now, like the original Air Pro, this point-of-view camera is lightweight at less than 5 ounces and fully waterproof down to 30 feet without a housing. It's also very easy to start and stop recordings. Just slide the big switch on top and it gives off a little vibrations, so you know it's recording. It also uses the same quick-connect mounting system as its predecessor, but can also be used with anything with a standard one-quarter-inch tripod mount. Also, returning is iON's Pod system that, among other things, lets you add Wi-Fi for previewing and uploading video on an iOS or Android device as well as controlling the camera and changing its settings. With iOS, it works well, but with the Android app, it's newer and still a bit if you so. You might wanna check the app reviews on Google Play to see if anyone's having issues with your particular Android device. Now, keep in mind that even though it has very good battery life at two and a half hours, using the Wi-Fi will definitely run the battery down faster. So, what is new with the 2 is its sensor, now 14 megapixels, up from 5. It has a mic input for adding an external mic which is good because the audio from the built-in mic isn't great. And the updated lens expands the camera's field of view up to 180 degrees. Video quality is very good and it records two resolutions at once, one for sharing over mobile networks and one at full resolution which goes up to 1080p at 30 frames per second. All in all, it's not perfect, but for the $300 asking price, you get a lot of camera and very good accessory options, making it one of the better action cam options available. I'm Josh Goldman and that's a look at the iON Air Pro 2.

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