LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 7, 2013) - CES 2013 -- iON Worldwide (http://www.ioncamera.com), the global consumer electronics company that has brought Shoot/Share™ Wi-Fi connectivity to point-of-view (POV) cameras, today upped the ante with the unveiling of its second-generation iON Air Pro wearable, high-definition (HD) video camera. The new iON Air Pro 2 offers powerful, new features designed to make it easy for skiers, bikers, boarders, skaters and other sports enthusiasts to capture and share high quality video images, while retaining the compact size, light weight, fully waterproof design, Wi-Fi connectivity and ease-of-use benefits that have made the original Air Pro camera so popular.
The Air Pro 2 is one of three cameras iON is unveiling at CES 2013 in its quest to deliver a full line of cameras tailored to meet the diverse needs of a broad range of pro and consumer users. Also being announced are the GPS-equipped iON Adventure, designed for travelers and adventure-seekers, and the iON Speed Pro for motor and marine sports and racing.
Boasting a 14-megapixel sensor, the iON Air Pro 2 leapfrogs the competition in still resolution, delivering superior image quality than most POV cameras currently on the market. The iON Air Pro 2 captures up to 60 frames per second HID video. Like the original Air Pro, the new camera vibrates when recording stops or starts so it is virtually impossible to miss capturing the "big moment," whether in the surf, on the mountain or at the local amusement park.
A new, 180-degree lens provides the widest field of view, letting users capture more of a scene, and its standard battery provides up to 2.5 hours recording time, ensuring the camera remains fully functional to capture any and every moment.
iON has added a microphone-in jack to the Air Pro 2, enabling the use of accessory microphones for pro-quality audio recording.
With the addition of the accessory Wi-Fi PODZ™, iON Air Pro 2 users can easily upload their videos to social sites via iON's iOS or Android apps for smartphones and tablets. The iON app enables use of an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch or late-model Android phone or tablet to stop and start recording, change all camera shooting modes, trip the shutter for still images, check battery life, and more.
"The POV category is crowded, and we aim to set ourselves apart by offering a wide range of options that meet the diverse needs of our customers. iON Air Pro 2 provides a higher level performance, designed to satisfy those who seek top-quality video and audio -- all within a cohesive ecosystem that provides a superior user experience," said Giovanni Tomaselli, CEO, iON Worldwide.
Two different packages will be available as of March 2013:
- ION AIR PRO 2 (MSRP: $249.99) - the HD sports video camera that comes with a mini tripod, helmet mount, travel power adapter, USB cable, and pouch.
- ION AIR PRO 2 Wi-Fi (MSRP: $299.99) - the iON Air Pro 2 package plus the Wi-Fi PODZ to allow for instant connectivity to the iON app.
Complete details on the iON Air Pro 2 and iON's full line of cameras, mounting kits and accessories can be found at www.ioncamera.com.
About iON Cameras
Designed for professionals and consumers alike, the aerodynamic, expanding iON camera line features a number of significant industry firsts, including Wi-Fi connectivity and free cloud storage. The unique iON PODZ system -- thin, circular discs that attach onto the back of the basic camera, adding virtually no weight or volume -- extends the capabilities of the iON Air Pro, iON Adventure and Speed Pro camera lines. The Wi-Fi capabilities of the iON Wi-Fi PODZ and the iON The Game work with the iON app for iOS and Android devices, allowing users to control camera functions and settings, view the action as it happens as a live stream, and replay or immediately upload footage to Facebook, YouTube or share it via email.
About iON Worldwide
iON Worldwide is a subsidiary of global consumer electronics specialist World Wide Licenses Ltd. (WWL). iON Worldwide's experienced executive team has been involved in the design, development and manufacturing of digital imaging products for leading brands worldwide for more than 20 years. For more information, visit www.ioncamera.com.