New: Air Pro Ion HD Video Camera for FPV

ION Air Pro WiFi

I found this HD camera on the net today, and it seems to be the perfect alternative to the GoPro, as it is lighter and has a smaller size, which could be important in terms of micro-quads, etc..

Its smaller than the GoPro HD Hero, at 4 inches long and half inches across and weighing in at 4.5 oz, it is a  truly ultralight HD videocam with the added bonus that it looks the part of "Eye in The Sky"

There are outputs for HD video, so just hook it up to a FPV transmitter and you are good to go! MicroSD cards are supported and you can record videos directly, even without an FPV setup. Beneath the bubble-shape front of the camera there is a 170-degree wide-angle lens which can capture video along with 5-megapixel HD stills.

The on-board battery is clamed to be good to upto 4 hours of 1080p recording, and it can be connected via USB to a computer to download the photos or charge the battery.

Another version, with WiFi,is also capable of steaming video to your iDevice/ Android device ,while the iPhone/Android phone,etc. acts as a controller for the camera. (Think PhoneDrone with this camera!!!)

At $230, without any accessories, I think its a pretty good deal as it is extremely light and small, with is infact a big deciding factor for me, as I design micro-quads only.

More details at their website, and be sure to check out the other models as well!!

Air Pro ION

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  • But this is Hero, not Hero2 - this also affect the comparison. Here is Hero vs Hero2 comparison that shows that Hero2 is crisper.

    I'm not saying that GoPro is better/worse than Air Pro. But there are a few years gap in the above comparison.

  • Gopro is, as Moroe says, smaller, Ion's fontal area is way lower. If the plan is flying, the Ion seems like a better option. The picture quality seems better too. I have a Gopro.

  • Here you will find a comparison of the ION air HD and the GoPro Hero HD in the way of a side by side video.

    My opinion... the video quality of the ION is much better than the GoPro.

  • If you use an alternate mount you can reduce the gopro to 3.3oz plus the mount.  

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