If you like wearing cameras or want a certain point of view while you pull off stunts while doing action sports, consider the iON Air Pro 2, the iON Speed Pro and the iON Adventure. Let's start with the fast one, the iON Speed Pro is waterproof and designed for marine and high-speed use. The iON Speed Pro ($300) features a 170-degree wide angle lens, our jury is still out on the exact frame rates this lightweight camera is able to capture, but the athletes at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT will find out soon with an exclusive partnership between the major racing venue and iON Worldwide.
The new flagship iON Air Pro 2 ($250, add $50 for Wi-Fi PODZ) reaches 60 frames per second (fps) at HD. Its 180-degree lens is 10 degrees wider than most action cameras and it has a longer battery life and mic input. This sequel seeks to do a lot of things right, and as far as we've researched on action cameras, the sensor capturing 14 megapixels is plenty and the mic input both combine with the fast fps for a highly competitive camera.
An iON Adventure ($350) is sure to be one of the most intriguing of the three since it has a side-mounted lens. You can also get two SD cards into this 4.2-ounce camera, and speaking of cramming features into a camera, the iON Adventure has a built in GPS and loop recording. It can strap to the chest and can record non-stop and even automatically sense when to start recording. This definitely warrants the start of an adventure when the iON Adventure and iON Air Pro 2 become available in March.