What good is a hardflip if no one was around to see it? Good news, then, that Pyle has just announced the somewhat self-explanatory Hi-Speed HD Sports Camera for exactly that purpose. The latest entrant into an already fairly busy market. At $99 dollars (please check updates / source), this promises to be one of the more affordable options. As for the specification, we're looking at a 12-megapixel sensor that shoots upto 1080p video with a 120fps (at VGA) slow-mo mode. There's also a 4X zoom feature, which we're assuming is digital. Most notable is the inclusion of a touchscreen LCD for previewing and menu navigation, a feature yet to appear on any of the main competition. Oh, and built in WiFi (with included remote) too. We're unable to say exactly how much of a bargain this is until we see it in action. Something we'll be able to do soon, we hope.
Update: The official price information we were given to coincide with the announcement appears to have been incorrect, we apologize for any confusion and are taking this up with the source. Also, the video clip has been removed as was intended as a reference to what a hardflip is, and not to represent sample footage.
Update 2: We've now been informed that $99.99 is the correct price, and the Pyle website has been updated to reflect this. Please verify at the source for the latest info.
NEW YORK– Oct. 16, 2013 – Pyle Audio®, manufacturers of outdoor recreational sports gear and home, car and pro audio equipment, introduces the Hi-Speed HD Camera. Pyle®'s Hi-Speed HD Camera/Camcorder (PSCHD60) is the perfect companion for action sports enthusiasts looking to re-live every hairpin turn or monster jump, while sharing their hi-resolution photos and videos with family and friends. The Hi-Speed HD Camera/Camcorder from Pyle is available in black, blue, grey, red and silver for $99.99 at www.PyleAudio.com.
To ensure that every action-packed detail is captured, this compact camera/camcorder boasts 12 mega pixels and is complete with CMOS image sensor technology. Recording at 120 frames-per-second, this camera/camcorder produces hi-speed, high- quality videos fit for any video production.
Features such as its 4X zoom and invertible screen display, are controlled via a 2.5" LCD touch screen. The camera can also be operated by a Wi-Fi remote control to wirelessly snap pictures and record video.
The versatile Hi-Speed Camera/Camcorder comes equipped with a variety of accessories including a waterproof case, multiple mounts and clips, allowing the compact camera to be mounted to bike handlebars, armbands, helmets, snorkel masks, etc. With its two-hour Lithium rechargeable battery and included USB or car charging cables, this camera/camcorder is ready for any action-packed adventure.