Editor's Note: This article is part of the 2015 RoadBikeReview/Mtbr POV Camera Shootout. We'll also be publishing reviews of the Drift Ghost-S, Garmin Virb Elite, GoPro HERO4 Silver, Shimano Sport Camera, and the Sony Action Cam Mini. These reviews will be followed by our final rankings, plus video samples from all six cameras. Read all POV Camera Shootout articles here. To download full resolution video files from all the tests, go HERE.
The Lowdown: iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi
Coming into this test, we viewed the iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi as a possible dark horse contender. Although iON makes a full line of POV cameras and accessories, it doesn't have the same brand recognition as the other manufacturers in our test. The Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi is iON's flagship POV camera and there is a lot of performance packed into its sleek, waterproof case. The Wi-Fi version we tested comes with a "Wi-Fi Podz" unit, which allows it to connect wirelessly to a smartphone via the free iON Camera mobile app. External controls are simple with just an on/off button and an easy-to-use switch to start and stop video recording. The Air Pro 3 has great performance specs, including full HD video at 60 FPS, 720p at 120 FPS, 12-megapixel still photos - and it's waterproof to nearly 50 feet without any extra housing. Unfortunately, we found the iON Air Pro 3 Wi-Fi's video quality lacking.