4 Stars By a phillips on 2014-05-10
Had the camera for a while now
Camera is a great little camera that I mainly bought to play around with and shoot some action video (not really picture taking).
I chose this camera over a gopro for the simple reason that it was less expensive, yet still provided functions that I needed like motorcycle mount, strap mount (for custom made chest mount for sports), and dash cam. all these were met
Pros i didnt see in other reviews:
120fps allows for some excellent slow mo shooting which is hard to find on less expensive action cams. this cam has it, shoots pretty well, but you need a lot of light (indoors wasnt great, but outdoors worked well). Indoors the shutter speed must not allow enough light in, resulting in dark results
waterproof case comes with it.. I haven't used it underwater yet so I cant account for the quality of shots. one thing to note, I threw the case on the camera to protect it from bugs when I took the bike out for a spin and there was moisture in the case. 30minutes into the ride and the lens of the case fogged over. id suggest you make sure you dont let moisture in there/ wipe the case down with IPA or something equivalent
When the camera shakes on the bike, usually around 35 40 mph, the camera does some funny video wavy video effects. i havent noticed that when mounted to my body/car, but should be noted
mounts that screw in only seem to screw in partially.. i mean the screw does not engage past a little over 1 turn. typical screws should turn in more than twice to fully secure whatever they are attached to
the camera comes with an rf controller (like a tv remote). the receiver is next to the lens in the upper left corner (see the pictures included on the amazon page). the tough part is that you need to be facing the camera from the front to activate the camera/video. depending on the setting (it starts on video mode) you cant use the other mode (so if you are set to video, you cannot shoot a picture). Also, the case covers most of the rf receiver, making it all the harder to use the remote
the playback frequently freezes the camera if you have shot with the 120fps. id suggest not using it and instead upload it to your computer (works fine with vlc and even media player).
Also if the camera freezes, you have to use a pin to press the reset button... holding down the power button doesnt work making this quite a task if you dont have pin
Lastly, the camera does not have that heavy-quality feel, but the quality of the videos and pictures makes up for that
2 Stars By michelle on 2015-07-08
This camera was I thought good. It lasted about a month and a ½ when the USB plug stopped working. The only way to get tech support was thru email. Well after about 3 weeks of back in forth Pyle told me to send it to them at my expense and they will look at it. I am very unhappy with the support that Pyle gives. While it lasted the camera was great but then the issues started to happen with the USB port on the camera. I even went out and bought an external flash card reader and more memory. More $$$$! With the flash card reader I could read the camera memory. I would NOT buy this camera if I knew what i know now. Service stinks I went out and bought another camera from a different manufacture.
1 Stars By Nathan on 2015-07-29
Quality control on this product must be terrible.
Can I give this product 0 stars? I ordered two of these cameras because they seemed to be a good value for what I needed. Neither of the cameras show anything on the display. They seem cheaply built with on of them having loose parts inside. When I plug the device into the computer I get a message that windows doesn't recognize it which means that there may be a driver that I need but there is no driver on the pyle website. The manual doesn't provide any help for solving the issues. I contacted Pyle and they indicated that I did everything right and just need to return it. They claimed that they have never heard of these problems. How can that be? The reviews on 2DayDeliver are horrible and I received 2 non-working ones in one shipment. Technical support provided no guidance on what I should try which, to me, indicates that they know there is a problem and have no way to fix it.
2 Stars By a_person on 2015-06-10
This really isn't particularly good. I'd get another Zoom Q2HD instead for my purposes (mostly static shots of musical events). Maybe if I snowboarded or something this would make more sense.
- Lots of mounting options included
- USB completely fails to enumerate on every USB 3.0 port I have plugged it into, so I'm forced to remove the Micro-SD to read videos.
- Super wide-angle lens creates ugly spherical distortion
- Lens seems to be plastic and scratches and scuffs easily
- Sound is unremarkable
- Image is grainy, especially in low light
- Button/touch interface is laggy and annoying to use
- Digital zoom is useless (typical of this class of camera)
- Plugging/unplugging USB for power resets it, so you can't swap USB power out while camera is in use
- LCD viewing angle is not good, so hard to see if you're positioning anywhere other than directly in front of you.
5 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2016-08-19
Believe it or not
Believe it or not, I have used this camera in a pro video production and it worked quite will for the hi-speed portion of the video.
And worked good with adobe premier pro and after effects.
2 Stars By Lori Stearns on 2015-05-21
Broken in under 5 months
Disappointed. Gave this as a Christmas gift. Should have returned it earlier when the remote stopped working. Now, not even 5 months later, the camera has completely stopped working and overheats when plugged in to charge. Clearly defective. So disappointed. Too inexpensive - should remember that "you get what you pay for" and the price was too low compared to others.
2 Stars By Steve Barnes on 2015-03-19
The remote only worked while standing three feet in front ...
The remote only worked while standing three feet in front of it, so what real value does the remote have, I would say NONE.
1 Stars By Mickey C on 2015-03-07
Camera never worked so I can't comment on movie quality
The camera/recorder never worked right out of the box. Never took a charge. All the attachments for it seem pretty cool but they don't come with any instructions at all about how to use them. A couple of them are easy to figure out but not all of them.
4 Stars By andre on 2015-07-03
For a 69 dollar go pro copy I will take it
5 Stars By Joplin on 2015-02-14
Works awesome. Saved a bunch of money
Everything my son wanted and more. Works awesome.
Saved a bunch of money. Looking for basically a go
pro and lacking the funds go with this. You'll be glad