Personal Review of the Pyle Sports PSCHD60 Action Cam

There was a Woot deal for the Pyle PSCHD60 Full HD Action Cam so I figured I would go ahead and get one. My favorite color is blue so I picked the blue version. I already have a GoPro Hero2 and GoPro Hero3+ Black Edition. The Pyle Sports action cam was a lot cheaper so I was curious to how the quality would stack up against the GoPros.

The Pyle is definitely bigger and doesn't have the same quality feel.
The Pyle is definitely bigger and doesn’t have the same quality feel.

Based on specs alone the Pyle PSCHD60 is sort of a cross between the GoPro Hero3+ white and silver editions. I didn’t know what to expect because the Pyle PSCHD60 had just recently been released and there weren’t any reviews or people with hands on experience. I have to say I was a little surprised when the Pyle PSCHD60 finally arrived.

It was a little cheap feeling but the LCD on the back was pretty cool. The user interface wasn’t bad and was easy to configure. Luckily I had a snowboarding trip to Alaska planned and didn’t have to wait long to test out the cameras capabilities.

For my GoPro I keep the setting at 60fps at 1080p and the video always looks pretty good. There are occasions which I want better slow-mo and probably should lower it to 720p to get the 120fps. Unfortunately I never remember to do that. Anyways, to make the footage comparable I setup the Pyle at 720p at 60fps. I figured I could get some of the same slow-mo effects and use footage from both cameras.

I have to say that I was really disappointed with the footage from the Pyle. It really was awful. I couldn’t use the footage at all. I’m not sure if it was because of casing, low lighting, or what. Here is a side by side comparison between my GoPro 3+ Black Edition and the Pyle PSCHD60.

As you can see the GoPro blows it out of the water. I expected the GoPro would be better in quality, but I really wasn’t expecting that big of a difference. In this case you really do get what you pay for. I’m going to do a few more tests with the Pyle and see if it was just the conditions or settings. That way I can find the perfect conditions in which to use the camera.

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I was originally born in Missouri, but traveled around most of my childhood. My mom finally got tired of moving while we were in Dallas, Texas and I have been here ever since. After high school I started college at the University of North Texas (UNT) and started working in the computer field. I currently work for JCPenney as a front end software engineer for their e-commerce website. Before this I worked for AT&T about 12 years and started with them in 1999 (when they were Southwestern Bell). I have many passions and I really love photography. Besides photography I also love sports. I not only like to watch it, but I also love to play. Currently my friends and I play indoor soccer and flag football.

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